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The Changing Wealth of Nations 2018 : Building a Sustainable Future

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/5993
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Stand alone books
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Lange, Glenn-Marie
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Wodon, Quentin
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Carey, Kevin
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Lange, Glenn-Marie
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Wodon, Quentin
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Carey, Kevin
dc.date.accessioned
2017-12-14T18:05:56Z
dc.date.available
2017-12-14T18:05:56Z
dc.date.issued
2018-01-30
dc.description.abstract
Countries regularly track gross domestic product (GDP) as an indicator of their economic progress, but not wealth—the assets such as infrastructure, forests, minerals, and human capital that produce GDP. In contrast, corporations routinely report on both their income and assets to assess their economic health and prospects for the future. Wealth accounts allow countries to take stock of their assets to monitor the sustainability of development, an urgent concern today for all countries. The Changing Wealth of Nations 2018: Building a Sustainable Future covers national wealth for 141 countries over 20 years (1995–2014) as the sum of produced capital, 19 types of natural capital, net foreign assets, and human capital overall as well as by gender and type of employment. Great progress has been made in estimating wealth since the fi rst volume, Where Is the Wealth of Nations? Measuring Capital for the 21st Century, was published in 2006. New data substantially improve estimates of natural capital, and, for the first time, human capital is measured by using household surveys to estimate lifetime earnings. The Changing Wealth of Nations 2018 begins with a review of global and regional trends in wealth over the past two decades and provides examples of how wealth accounts can be used for the analysis of development patterns. Several chapters discuss the new work on human capital and its application in development policy. The book then tackles elements of natural capital that are not yet fully incorporated in the wealth accounts: air pollution, marine fisheries, and ecosystems. This book targets policy makers but will engage anyone committed to building a sustainable future for the planet.
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978-1-4648-1046-6
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/29001
dc.language
English
dc.publisher
Washington, DC: World Bank
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subject
WEALTH
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ASSETS
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CAPITAL
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COMPREHENSIVE WEALTH
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SUSTAINED DEVELOPMENT
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HUMAN CAPITAL
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RESOURCE USE
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LIFETIME EARNINGS APPROACH
dc.title
The Changing Wealth of Nations 2018
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dc.title.subtitle
Building a Sustainable Future
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dc.type
Book
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okr.date.disclosure
2018-01-30
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Publications & Research
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Publications & Research :: Publication
okr.externalurl
http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2018/01/30/moving-beyond-gdp-to-look-at-the-world-through-the-lens-of-wealth
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/978-1-4648-1046-6
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum
211046
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123137
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true
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en
okr.topic
Environment :: Natural Resources Management
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Environment :: Sustainable Land Management
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Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Economic Growth
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Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Economic Theory & Research
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Poverty Reduction :: Living Standards
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GENGE

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