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Gender, Lifespan and Quality of Life

An International Perspective

Eckermann, Elizabeth (Ed.)

2014, VIII, 276 p. 60 illus.

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  • Represents the first attempt at significant gender and generational analyses to understand sex and age differences in well-being experiences and outcomes across the lifespan
  • Addresses how gender relationships differentially impact people’s lived experience on subjective well-being across the lifespan
  • Provides information on the dimensions of quality of life and happiness across countries and regions which can guide policy and services to improve wellbeing at all levels from the individual to the global population

This publication addresses the gender dimensions of people’s lived experience and emphasizes how gender relationships differentially impact on women’s and girls’ as well as men’s and boys’ subjective well-being across the lifespan. It therefore fills a significant gap in the literature on quality of life and subjective well-being. The book brings together research which compares female’s and male’s subjective experiences of well-being at various life stages from a variety of countries and regions, particularly focusing on women’s subjective well-being. Sex-disaggregation of data on objective conditions of quality of life is now routinely undertaken in many countries of the world. However, despite the burgeoning of objective data on sex differences in life conditions across the world, very little gender analysis is carried out to explain fully such difference and there is still a serious dearth of data on gender differences in subjective experiences of quality of life and well-being. This publication will assist researchers, teachers, service providers and policy makers in filling some of the gaps in currently available literature on the nexus between age and gender in producing differential experiences of subjective wellbeing.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Family Formation - Family/Work Balance - Gender Analysis - Gender Considerations on Income and Health - Gender Related Happiness Inequalities - Gender Role Attitudes - Gender and Age Difference - Intergenerational Issues - Lifespan - Personal Well-Being Index - Quality of Life - Regional Culture - Societies in Transition - Subjective Well-Being - Work Aspirations

Related subjects » Medicine - Personality & Social Psychology - Wellbeing & Quality-of-Life

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