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Measuring the quality of life across countries : a multidimensional analysis

Author: Daniel Jonathan Slottje; Gerald W Scully; Joseph G Hirschberg; K J Hayes
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2019.
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This book discusses the methods used to create quality of the life indexes. It suggests that economic liberty gives a considerably different view of the quality of life and provides a synthesis by combining the life attributes, both physical and environmental into a final set of world rankings.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Cross-cultural studies
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Jonathan Slottje; Gerald W Scully; Joseph G Hirschberg; K J Hayes
ISBN: 9780429033896 0429033893 9780429699160 0429699166 9780429739187 0429739184 9780429719172 0429719175
OCLC Number: 1107444406
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Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Dedication; Copyright; Contents; List of Tables and Figures; Acknowledgments; CHAPTER ONE AN INTRODUCTION TO INDEX NUMBERS; 1.1 Introduction; CHAPTER TWO MEASURING THE QUALITY OF LIFE ACROSS COUNTRIES; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Attributes of Physical Well-Being; 2.3 Weighting the Attributes of the Quality of Life Indexes; 2.4 Rankings of the Quality of Life; 2.5 Conclusions; CHAPTER THREE NONPARAMETRIC TESTS ON THE PHYSICAL QUALITY OF LIFE; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Attributes of Economic Well-Being; 3.3 Cluster Analysis of Quality of Life Attributes 3.4 The Empirical Results Using Cluster Techniques3.5 Nonparametric Estimates of Attribute Density Functions; 3.6 The Empirical Results for the Kernel Estimates; 3.7 Inequality Measures; 3.8 Empirical Results of the Inequality Measures; 3.9 Conclusions; CHAPTER FOUR MEASURING ECONOMIC LIBERTY ACROSS COUNTRIES; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Attributes of Economic Liberty; 4.3 Rankings of Economic Liberty; 4.4 Conclusions; CHAPTER FIVE FREEDOM OF CHOICE AND THE QUALITY OF LIFE; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Economic Liberty and the Quality of Life; REFERENCES
Responsibility: Daniel J. Slottje, Gerald W. Scully, Joseph G. Hirschbert, and Kathy J. Hayes.

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This book discusses the methods used to create quality of the life indexes. It suggests that economic liberty gives a considerably different view of the quality of life and provides a synthesis by combining the life attributes, both physical and environmental into a final set of world rankings.

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