Assessing Quality of Life and Living Conditions to Guide National Policy

The State of the Art

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ISBN: 978-1-4020-0727-9 (Print) 978-0-306-47513-9 (Online)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

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    Pages 1-11

    Introduction

  2. Concepts and Theory

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      Pages 13-32

      Conceptualizing and Measuring Quality of Life for National Policy

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      Pages 33-45

      Why Social Policy Needs Subjective Indicators

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      Pages 47-87

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

  3. Current Social Indicator and Social Reporting Programs: National and Comparative Experience

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      Pages 89-113

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

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      Pages 115-140

      Quality of Life and Living Conditions in the Netherlands

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      Pages 141-162

      “Quality of Life” Research at the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics: Social Indicators and Social Surveys

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      Pages 163-176

      Quality of Life in a European Perspective: The EUROMODULE as a New Instrument for Comparative Welfare Research

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      Pages 177-189

      The Norbalt Project: Comparative Studies of Living Conditions in the Three Baltic Countries

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      Pages 191-216

      Living Conditions in the Arctic

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      Pages 217-228

      Cross-National Comparison of the Quality of Life in Europe: Inventory of Surveys and Methods

  4. Applying Social Indicators to Effect Social Change

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      Pages 229-265

      Telesis: The Uses of Indicators to Set Goals and Develop Programs to Change Conditions

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      Pages 267-292

      The Role of Quality of Life Surveys in Managing Change in Democratic Transitions: The South African Case

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      Pages 293-312

      Monitoring the Impact of Land Reform on Quality of Life: A South African Case Study

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      Pages 313-347

      Toward a Social Development Index for Hong Kong: The Process of Community Engagement

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      Pages 349-382

      International Comparisons of Trends in Economic Well-Being

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      Pages 383-402

      Declining Quality of Life Costs Governments Elections: Review of 13 OECD Countries

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      Pages 403-428

      Considering Social Cohesion in Quality of Life Assessments: Concept and Measurement

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      Pages 429-440

      Do Income Surveys Overestimate Poverty in Western Europe? Evidence from a Comparison with Institutional Frameworks