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Quality of Life and the Millennium Challenge : Advances in Quality-of-Life Studies, Theory and Research

Author: Ed DienerValerie MøllerDenis HuschkaTorbjorn MoumMirjam A G SprangersAll authors
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 2009.
Series: Social Indicators Research Series, 35.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

While stability, trust, equal access to resources and the social integration of disadvantaged members of society enhance well-being, poverty, social exclusion, congestion in cities, HIV/AIDS and  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ed Diener; Valerie Møller; Denis Huschka; Torbjorn Moum; Mirjam A G Sprangers; Ruut Veenhoven; Joachim Vogel; Wolfgang Glatzer
ISBN: 9781402085680 1402085680 9781402085697 1402085699
OCLC Number: 1012577587
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Acknowledgements. Introduction: Challenges for Quality of Life Studies in the New Millennium; Valerie Moller and Denis Huschka. Part 1: Learning from the past to inform the future. 1. South-Africa: Yesterday, today and tomorrow; John Kane-Berman. 2. Poverty and the quality of life: Learning from the South African research experience; Francis Wilson. 3. The importance of a mixed cash- and harvest herding based economy to living in the Arctic - an analysis on the Survey of Living Conditions in the Arctic (SliCA); Birger Poppel and Jack Kruse. Part 2: Refining concepts and measurement to assess cross-cultural quality of life. 4. The International Scale Interval Study: Improving the comparability of responses to survey questions about happiness; Ruut Veenhoven. 5. More than SF-36? Using narratives to elaborate health and well-being data in recent lower-limb amputees; Narelle Warren, Lenore Manderson and RoseAnne Misajon. 6. The spiritual dimension of 'quality of life', with special reference to education and spirituality; Martin Valenkamp and Johannes L. van der Walt. Part 3: Addressing the role of stability and change in the new millennium. 7. The impact of instability on subjective well-being: a cross-national study; Ming-Chang Tsai. 8. Stability and change in national and personal wellbeing in Algeria: a case study of a developing country in transition; Habib Tiliouine. 9. 'All that glitters is not gold': Johannesburg and migrant access to social services; Rodreck Mupedziswa. Part 4: Exploring the role of good governance for a better quality of life. 10. Trust and life satisfaction in Eastern and Western Europe; Georg P. Mueller. 11. Quality of life in cities: A question of mobility and accessibility; Giampaolo Nuvolati. 12. The main determinants forsubjective well-being: a quest for the Holy Grail? Can governments enhance the perceived quality of life?; Dries Verlet and Carl Devos. Part 5: Health care - a major challenge in the new millennium. 13. On HIV/AIDS and depression; Kevin Kelly. 14. Universal coverage but unequal access? Experiences of health care in Northeast and South Thailand; Laura Camfield. 15. Prospects for community-based rehabilitation in the new millennium; Harry Finkenflugel.
Series Title: Social Indicators Research Series, 35.
Responsibility: edited by Ed Diener, Wolfgang Glatzer, Torbjorn Moum, Mirjam A.G. Sprangers, Joachim Vogel, Ruut Veenhoven, Valerie Møller, Denis Huschka.


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