Quality of Life in Asia

The Quality of Life in Asia

A Comparison of Quality of Life in Asia

Authors: Inoguchi, Takashi, Fujii, Seiji

  • 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
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About this book

This book studies and compares quality of life in 29 countries/societies in Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Korea(South), Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam. We utilize the AsiaBarometer Surveys conducted annually from 2003 through 2008. We focus on the notion of subjective quality of life and conceptualize it as two levels, global and domain. After we explain about the AsiaBarometer Survey Project, we explore current country profile, demographics, lifestyles, value priorities, specific life domain assessment and overall quality of life. We then estimate the independent effects of demographics, lifestyles, value priorities, life domain assessment on the overall quality of life within each society. As well as comparing the results between nations, we look for key generalized characteristics of life quality for the entire and sub-regions of Asia.

About the authors

Takashi INOGUCHI is Professor of Political Science at Faculty of Law, Chuo University and Professor Emeritus at the University of Tokyo. Dr. Inoguchi is the editor of the Japanese Journal of Political Science published by Cambridge University Press. He is director of the AsiaBarometer project. He served as the Senior Vice-Rector of the United Nations University at the rank of Assistant-Secretary-General and President of Japan Association of International Relations. His published works include: The Quality of Life in Confucian Asia (forthcoming) (co-edited with Doh Chull Shin); Citizens and the State: Attitudes in Western Europe and East and Southeast Asia (2007) (coauthored with Jean Blondel); and Political Cultures in Asia and Europe (2006) (coauthored with Jean Blondel). Dr. Inoguchi graduated from the University of Tokyo with B.A. and M.A. in international relations in 1966 and 1968 respectively and received Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1974.

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“The book is an important scientific production that investigate thematically and empirically the quality of life of the twenty nine countries of Asia and examines the subjective and multilevel quality of life of the societies under study. It contains data of a very good quality, respects the cultural diversity and presents a deep and very well written analysis, a book we firmly recommended to be read.” (Walter N. Toscano, Applied Research in Quality of Life, Vol. 9, 2014)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Inoguchi, Takashi (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • The AsiaBarometer Survey Project

    Inoguchi, Takashi (et al.)

    Pages 7-26

  • Overall Quality of Life in Asia

    Inoguchi, Takashi (et al.)

    Pages 27-31

  • Satisfaction Levels with Specific Life Domains

    Inoguchi, Takashi (et al.)

    Pages 33-77

  • Lifestyles

    Inoguchi, Takashi (et al.)

    Pages 79-93

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-9071-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-8263-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Quality of Life in Asia
Book Subtitle
A Comparison of Quality of Life in Asia
Authors
Series Title
Quality of Life in Asia
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9072-0
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9072-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9071-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8263-0
Series ISSN
2211-0550
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 248
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