How Did CEC Begin?
In June 2010, the Urban Institute published a report commissioned by CPS—The State of Society: Measuring Economic Success and Human Well-Being—that examined dozens of national economic indicator projects and recommended that the most inclusive indicators of economic health and social well-being should:
- give more visibility and value to care work—in both market and non-market economic sectors
- pay particular attention to the status of marginalized groups such as women, children, the elderly, and groups defined by race, ethnicity, disability, and sexual identity
- recognize that the status of women and children are powerful predictors of quality of life, economic success, and long-term well-being
CPS invited others to endorse the Urban Institute report findings, and organizational leaders representing 30 million people worldwide signed-on.
The CEC coalition connects new organizations with these original signatories in an alliance to put these recommendations into action.