Aboriginal Well-being

Aboriginal Well-being

Canada's Continuing Challenge

Book - 2007
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Univ of Toronto Pr
On June 29, 2007, the Assenbly of First Nations (AFN) organized a National Day of Action. This one-day event was part of a broader strategy of the AFN, launched in the fall of 2006 to create awareness of First Nations issues; more specifically, it was a call for action against poverty. This book deals with this same issue, not from an advocacy or political viewpoint, but from an empirical and scientific perspective. As we move further into a new century, it is more important than ever to address the poverty, lack of educational attainment, poor health, and other social problems that affect so many of Canada's Aboriginal people. Aboriginal Well-being: Canada's Continuing Challenge can give us a better idea of where we ought to be concentrating our policy energies and resources. The book is divided into three sections. The first looks at ways of measuring well-being, the second examines the Human Development Index (HDI), while the third focuses on the Community Well-being (CWB) Index.

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Sociologists and other social scientists, most Canadian but some Australian, gathered in Ottawa during March 2006 for a conference on using the Human Development Index and the Community Well-being Index to measure well being among native Canadians and some of the results obtained from them. There is no index. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Toronto : Thompson Educational Pub., c2007
ISBN: 9781550771770
Characteristics: xii, 234 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm


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