Don’t miss it: Get 40% off Education & Linguistics books! Save through November 30, 2018.

Social Indicators Research Series

Assessing Quality of Life and Living Conditions to Guide National Policy

The State of the Art

Editors: Hagerty, Michael R., Vogel, Joachim, Møller, Valerie (Eds.)

Buy this book

eBook $169.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-306-47513-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $219.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-0727-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $219.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-90-481-6064-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

Our book is a useful "how to" book for researchers and government offices wanting to start or improve their own QOL survey, and contains "best practices" from all over the world. We discuss cutting-edge surveys that are being adopted by all countries in the European community as a standardized measure of each country's progress. We also discuss how developing countries can begin the measurement of Quality of Life in ways that will increase political credibility and require smaller budgets. Other chapters describe policy applications of the Quality of Life surveys, including nations' health goals, smoking cessation, child welfare, and poverty reduction.

The authors of these chapters are the world's top experts on assessing Quality of Life. For example, the author of the first chapter is Sten Johansson, former Director of Statistics Sweden, responsible for creating the first comprehensive QOL assessment systems in the world, beginning in the 1960's. The author of the second chapter is Professor Ruut Veenhoven, known as the premier researcher on national happiness, having developed the largest database in the world on the subjective measures of well-being. Heinz-Herbert Noll is responsible for developing the unified Quality of Life measurement system for the new European Union, where up to 25 countries will be assessed using the same methodology and questionnaires.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Hagerty, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Conceptualizing and Measuring Quality of Life for National Policy

    Johansson, Sten

    Pages 13-32

  • Why Social Policy Needs Subjective Indicators

    Veenhoven, Ruut

    Pages 33-45

  • Towards a European System of Social Indicators: Theoretical Framework and System Architecture

    Noll, Heinz-Herbert

    Pages 47-87

  • Strategies and Traditions in Swedish Social Reporting: A 30-Year Experience

    Vogel, Joachim

    Pages 89-113

Buy this book

eBook $169.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-306-47513-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $219.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-0727-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $219.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-90-481-6064-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Services for this Book

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Assessing Quality of Life and Living Conditions to Guide National Policy
Book Subtitle
The State of the Art
Editors
  • Michael R. Hagerty
  • Joachim Vogel
  • Valerie Møller
Series Title
Social Indicators Research Series
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-0-306-47513-9
DOI
10.1007/0-306-47513-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-0727-9
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6064-8
Series ISSN
1387-6570
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 450
Additional Information
Reprinted from SOCIAL INDICATORS RESEARCH, 58:1-3
Topics