Social Indicators Research Series

Gender, Lifespan and Quality of Life

An International Perspective

Editors: Eckermann, Elizabeth (Ed.)

  • 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
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Professor Elizabeth Eckermann (M.A., Ph.D.) has a personal chair in medical sociology at Deakin University in Australia. Her research grants, publications and keynote addresses cover women's health, reproductive health, gender and health, domestic violence, eating disorders, quality of life and indicators of health status, health promotion and public health. She currently is conducting research in Lao PDR and Malaysia using a Diamond Dialogue Tool to evaluate well-being outcomes from health intervention programs. Professor Eckermann is a Distinguished Research Fellow of the International Society for Quality of life Studies and recipient of the Zonta International Outstanding Achievement Award for her commitment to the advancement of women. She is associate editor of the international journal Health Promotion International. She teaches sociology of health and illness, and supervises postgraduate candidates in sociology of health, quality of life and sociology of the body. Professor Eckermann has been on the Australian delegation to the United Nations as the women's health expert and undertaken more than 20 consultancies on gender and health issues for the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva and throughout the Western Pacific Region.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Gender, Lifespan, Cultural Context and QOL

    Eckermann, Elizabeth

    Pages 1-6

  • Personal Well-being and Interpersonal Communication of 12–16 Year-Old Girls and Their Own Mothers: Gender and Intergenerational Issues

    González, Mònica (et al.)

    Pages 7-24

  • Gender Dimensions of Life Quality for Adults in Australia

    Cummins, Robert A.

    Pages 25-47

  • Chasing the ‘Good Life’: Gender Differences in Work Aspirations of American Men and Women

    Plagnol, Anke C.

    Pages 49-61

  • Gender Dimensions of Quality of Life in Algeria

    Tiliouine, Habib

    Pages 63-82

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-7829-0
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Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7828-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
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  • Due: November 3, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0489-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gender, Lifespan and Quality of Life
Book Subtitle
An International Perspective
Editors
  • Elizabeth Eckermann
Series Title
Social Indicators Research Series
Series Volume
53
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7829-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7829-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7828-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0489-0
Series ISSN
1387-6570
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 276
Number of Illustrations and Tables
60 b/w illustrations
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