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The first book to study quality of life in the vast region of Asia
Encompasses 29 societies in East, Southeast, South and Central Asia
Uses a comprehensive and systematic research design
Explores demographic profile, lifestyles, value priorities, and subjective and objective quality of life
Looks at ordinary citizens within each society and compares societies
Based on a sample of over 50,000
This book comprehensively and systematically explores demographic profile, lifestyles, value priorities, and subjective and objective quality of life of the ordinary citizens in most societies in Asia, utilizing the AsiaBarometer Surveys conducted annually from 2003 through 2008. The surveyed area encompasses 29 societies in East, Southeast, South and Central Asia. The book examines life quality in each individual society and compares it between societies. In addition, the book studies generalized characteristics of life quality in the entire and sub-regions of Asia. This book is intended for scholars in the fields of quality of life, political science, sociology and economics as well as for policymakers.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Life domains - Lifestyles - Quality of Life - Subjective wellbeing - Value priorities
Table of content- 1. Introduction.- 2. Quality of Life in Twenty-nine Societies in Asia.- 3. Comparison of Quality of Life between Societies.- 4. Key Characteristics of Quality of Life in Asia and its Sub-regions: East, Southeast, South, and Central Asia.- 5. Conclusion.