International Handbooks of Quality-of-Life

Global Handbook of Quality of Life

Exploration of Well-Being of Nations and Continents

Editors: Glatzer, W., Camfield, L., Møller, V., Rojas, M. (Eds.)

  • Provides a guide to the current field of global well-being and to future research
  • Presents clues to complex problems and empirical materials
  • Leads to more comprehensive picture of global quality of life and well-being than we had before
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About this book

This handbook provides a comprehensive historical account of the field of Quality of Life. It brings together theoretical insights and empirical findings and presents the main items of global quality of life and wellbeing research. Worldwide in its scope of topics, the handbook examines discussions of demographic and health development, the spread of democracy, global economic accounting, multi-item measurement of perceived satisfaction and expert-assessed quality of life and the well-being of children, women and poor people. It looks at well-being in specific regions, including North and Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, South America and Eastern and Western Europe. In addition to contributions by leading and younger authors, the handbook includes contributions from International Organizations about their own work with respect to social reporting.

About the authors

Wolfgang Glatzer from the Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main was engaged in quality of life and social indicators research during all the time of his professional life. His interest was also directed toward monitoring social change and analysing welfare and progress.

Table of contents (41 chapters)

  • Monitoring and Analyzing Quality of Life – An Introduction

    Glatzer, Wolfgang

    Pages 1-11

  • Demographic and Health Development in the Long Run

    Swiaczny, Frank

    Pages 15-43

  • Living Standards in a Modernizing World – A Long-Run Perspective on Material Wellbeing and Human Development

    Jong, Herman

    Pages 45-74

  • Wars and Violence Through the Centuries

    Bös, Mathias (et al.)

    Pages 75-97

  • The Worldwide Spread of Democracy

    Schaeffer, Robert K.

    Pages 99-112

Buy this book

eBook $439.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9178-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $559.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9177-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $559.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 18, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-017-7796-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Handbook of Quality of Life
Book Subtitle
Exploration of Well-Being of Nations and Continents
Editors
  • Wolfgang Glatzer
  • Laura Camfield
  • Valerie Møller
  • Mariano Rojas
Series Title
International Handbooks of Quality-of-Life
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9178-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9178-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-9177-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-7796-4
Series ISSN
2468-7227
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 894
Number of Illustrations and Tables
66 b/w illustrations, 126 illustrations in colour
Topics