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Social Indicators Research

Social Indicators Research

An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement

Editor-in-Chief: Filomena Maggino

ISSN: 0303-8300 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-0921 (electronic version)

Journal no. 11205

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Call for Papers for the Special Issue on Wellbeing among the Elderly 

Demographic ageing is affecting the world. Studying the wellbeing among ageing populations will not only deepen our understanding of the elderly but will also provide new insights about how ageing societies are shaped by, adapt to, and transform social and economic forces. The different socioeconomic and institutional contexts in different countries provide opportunities for evaluating, extending, and developing theories of wellbeing among the elderly.
With this special issue in Social Indicators Research, we aim to expand our knowledge of wellbeing among the elderly. Submissions should address the broad area of wellbeing through adopting a methodological approach grounded in economics, sociology, management, psychology or an allied discipline. Submissions that are interdisciplinary in that they draw on behavioral insights from economics and other disciplines or adopt approaches that inform economics using insights from other disciplines are particularly welcome.
We are interested in studies that:
1. Explore the factors that affect, or moderate, the elderly’s wellbeing, such as socioeconomic status, employment, health and other factors
2. Explore new indicators for healthy ageing
3. Impacts of vocational/residential contexts, shaped in social, cultural and economic processes, on the wellbeing of the elderly
4. Exploration of the psychological and managerial processes through which work-life experiences shape elderly adults’ wellbeing
5. Validation of existing, or development of new, measures of quality of life, subjective wellbeing, life satisfaction, job satisfaction and other relevant variables that specifically apply to one or more demographic groups of the elderly
6. Understanding of patient knowledge of chronic diseases
7. Examination of caregiving/family support issues facing the elderly and their impacts on various aspects of wellbeing and quality of life
8. Exploration of social participation and self-mentality and other individual features which affect the elderly’s wellbeing
9. Understanding of the work-life environments facing minority groups of the elderly and the solutions to enhance their quality of life and wellbeing through improvement of work and living environments
10. Cross-cultural comparisons of the elderly’s wellbeing
However, submissions are not limited to the above areas. We welcome empirical papers that enhance our understanding of the complex social, economic and political realities that impact the wellbeing among the elderly in different settings and countries. We also welcome empirical papers that use a range of different data sources. These include studies that utilize data collected in fieldwork, use lab and field experiments, including natural experiments, surveys or utilize newly available high-quality panel data.

Submission Process and Deadline 

• Submission start date: 1 March 2019
• Submission deadline: 31 October 2019
• Authors should submit their papers through http://www.editorialmanager.com/soci
• Select “S.I. : Wellbeing among the Elderly in Social Indicators Research” when choosing submission type
• Manuscripts should be prepared following the Social Indicators Research instructions for authors: http://www.springer.com/social+sciences/journal/11205
All submissions will be subject to a double-blind peer review in accordance with the guidelines of Social Indicators Research. Manuscripts will first be reviewed and assessed by the guest editors for general suitability for the special issue. Suitable manuscripts will be sent to external reviewers for further examination. Upon the completion of external peer review, authors will receive comments from the reviewers and guest editors. Selected manuscripts will be invited for revisions based on reviewers’ comments. Revised manuscripts will be further examined by external reviewers and the guest editors before a final decision is made by the editor in chief.

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For questions and inquiries related to the special issue, please contact

Managing Guest Editor 

Dr Lei Si
The George Institute for Global Health
The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Email: lsi@georgeinstitute.org.au

Guest Editors 

• Mingsheng Chen, Associate Professor, School of Health Policy & Management, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China
• Lei Si, Senior Research Fellow & NHMRC Early Career Fellow, The George Institute for Global Health, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
• Jie Li, Associate Professor, School of Management, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China
• Zhiming Cheng, Associate Professor of Economics & Scientia Fellow, Social Policy Research Centre & Centre for Social Research in Health, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

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    Since its foundation in 1974, Social Indicators Research has become the leading journal on problems related to the measurement of all aspects of the quality of life. The journal continues to publish results of research on all aspects of the quality of life and includes studies that reflect developments in the field. It devotes special attention to studies on such topics as sustainability of quality of life, sustainable development, and the relationship between quality of life and sustainability. The topics represented in the journal cover and involve a variety of segmentations, such as social groups, spatial and temporal coordinates, population composition, and life domains. The journal presents empirical, philosophical and methodological studies that cover the entire spectrum of society and are devoted to giving evidences through indicators. It considers indicators in their different typologies, and gives special attention to indicators that are able to meet the need of understanding social realities and phenomena that are increasingly more complex, interrelated, interacted and dynamical. In addition, it presents studies aimed at defining new approaches in constructing indicators.

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