1977 Volume 4 Issue 4 Pages 45-64
Though the study of social indicator is now in the fashion, the social indicator useful both for people and for administrators has neither been modeled nor established probably because of lack of mutual agreements on the methodology. The main purpose of the paper is to analyze objective data and develop a new weighting model for social indicator. We first apply the statistical method (principal component analysis, PCA) to the selection of welfare items. Next, the information thus obtained is utilized to compose the weight for social indicator. Results are compared with weights based on the opinion surveys, and two interpretations given to the similarity of weighting order.