Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Agenda

Symposium Towards the Wellbeing Economy

Date: 12 December 2019
Time: 08:30 - 12:30
Location: Leiden

Economic growth, as measured by Gross Domestic Product (GDP), has been the most important metric in society for a long time. A growing economy is, too often, considered synonymous with the success of a country. For decades, scientists have been warning for “GDP-fetishism”- an unhealthy focus on growth – because it detracts from the real goals of society such as wellbeing, sustainability and equity.

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