Proceedings of The 5th International Conference on Research in Humanities and Social Sciences
Social Indicators in the Development of the Modern State: A Brief Historical Recapitulation and Contemporary Challenges
This article seeks to make a historical recapitulation on the birth of social indicators and how they came to be consolidated as a fundamental and irreducible pillar of public management in modernity. With this, it raises which were the main socioeconomic contexts that marked the main phases of development of these indicators and how they helped in fostering and defining the State’s roles, especially in the Brazilian reality. In the end, it also seeks to use these considerations to reflect the current trends of this scenario at the national level in the face of political changes in the country.
keywords: Social indicators; Social Development; Public Management.