Book Volume 35 2009

Quality of Life and the Millennium Challenge

Advances in Quality-of-Life Studies, Theory and Research

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ISBN: 978-1-4020-8568-0 (Print) 978-1-4020-8569-7 (Online)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix

  2. Learning from the Past to Inform the Future

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      Pages 1-10

      Challenges for Quality-of-Life Studies in the New Millennium

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      Pages 13-18

      South Africa: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

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      Pages 19-25

      Poverty and the Quality of Life: Lessons from South African Research

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      Pages 27-42

      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)

  3. Refining Concepts and Measurement to Assess Cross-Cultural Quality of Life

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      Pages 45-58

      The International Scale Interval Study: Improving the Comparability of Responses to Survey Questions About Happiness

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      Pages 59-80

      More Than SF-36? Using Narratives to Elaborate Health and Well-Being Data in Recent Lower-Limb Amputees

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      Pages 81-97

      The Spiritual Dimension of Quality of Life, with Special Reference to Education and Spirituality

  4. Addressing the Role of Stability and Change in the New Millennium

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      Pages 101-114

      The Impact of Instability on Subjective Well-Being: A Cross-National Study

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      Pages 115-138

      Stability and Change in National and Personal Wellbeing in Algeria: A Case Study of a Developing Country in Transition

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      Pages 139-158

      ‘All That Glitters Is Not Gold’: Johannesburg and Migrant Access to Social Services

  5. Exploring the Role of Good Governance For a Better Quality of Life

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      Pages 161-176

      Trust and Life Satisfaction in Eastern and Western Europe

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      Pages 177-191

      Quality of Life in Cities: A Question of Mobility and Accessibility

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      Pages 193-219

      The Main Determinants for Subjective Well-Being: A Quest for the Holy Grail?

  6. Health Care – A Major Challenge in the New Millennium

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      Pages 223-237

      The Vicious Circularity of Mental Health Effects of HIV/AIDS: Symptom and Cause of Poor Responses to the Epidemic

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      Pages 239-263

      Universal Coverage but Unequal Access?

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      Pages 265-274

      Prospects for Community-Based Rehabilitation in the New Millennium

  7. Back Matter

    Pages 275-282