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Netherlands beyond GDP: A Wellbeing Index

Rabobank, in cooperation with Utrecht University, has developed a new broad wellbeing index. In this working paper the motivation for the development of a new wellbeing indicator is given. Subsequently the methodology is explained and finally the results are discussed.

Economic Report Dutch version

Recovery at last?

Dutch GDP has returned to above the crisis level, but growth is lagging the pre-crisis trend, mainly due to lack of consumption. Are we now in a situation of long-lasting stagnation? What are the determining factors of a demand-driven recovery, or the absence thereof?