A tool used to gauge ‘social progress’ beyond the traditional economic measures shows some gains in quality of life worldwide but also a decline in personal rights, freedom and social cohesion. The U.S. ranked low, due to violence, lack of an adequate social safety net and, surprisingly, poor access to information technologies.
Social Progress Imperative
Worldwide decline in personal rights hampers social progress, study shows
A new index to measure social progress, but what is it really telling us?
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