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Challenges for Quality of Life in the Contemporary World

Advances in quality-of-life studies, theory and research

  • Wolfgang Glatzer
  • Susanne Von Below
  • Matthias Stoffregen

Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 24)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-1
  2. Challenges for Quality of Life

    1. Wolfgang Glatzer
      Pages 3-9
  3. Goal Discussions on Quality of Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Alan Walker, Laurent van der Maesen
      Pages 13-31
    3. Martina Schäfer, Benjamin Nölting, Lydia Illge
      Pages 33-43
    4. Patrick A. Edewor
      Pages 61-72
  4. Monitoring Quality of Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Ruut Veenhoven
      Pages 75-89
    3. Jeroen Boelhouwer, Theo Roes
      Pages 125-138
  5. Economic Challenges for Quality of Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Heinz Herrmann
      Pages 153-164
    3. Byoung-Hoon Lee, Yoo-Sun Kim
      Pages 165-178
    4. Carol Graham, Andrew Eggers, Sandip Sukhtankar
      Pages 179-204
  6. Cultural Challenges for Quality of Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Max Haller, Markus Hadler
      Pages 207-231
    3. Ferran Casas, Cristina Figuer, Mònica González, Germà Coenders
      Pages 233-247
    4. Anna Lont, Jaap Dronkers
      Pages 249-270
  7. Options and Restrictions for Quality of Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 295-295
    2. Valerie Møller
      Pages 297-310
    3. Jürgen Kohl, Claus Wendt
      Pages 311-331
    4. María-Angeles Durán
      Pages 333-345
    5. Richard A. Easterlin
      Pages 347-357
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 359-367

About this book

Introduction

Wolfgang Glatzer Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitiit Franlifurt am Main, Germany ABSTRACT Challenges for the quality of life in the contemporary world were the focus of the Fifth International Quality of Life-Conference in Frankfurt am Main in the year 2003, hosted and organized by the Interna­ tional Society for Quality of Life Studies. The first part of this introductory article is concerned with a general assessment of contemporary quality of life research. At present, the concept of quality of life is a kind of umbrella which keeps together a reasonable number of international social scientists who have similar research interests. The second part of the introduction describes the topics of this book: The five chapters are concerned with the societal goal discussion on quality of life, the scientific monitoring of quality of life, the economic challenges for quality of life, its cultural challenges, and finally the options and restrictions for improving quality of life. Altogether, the contributions are related to present interna­ tional investigations and discussions of basic questions of quality of life. ATTENTION FOR QUALITY OF LIFE Challenges for the quality of life in the contemporary world were the focus at the Fifth International Quality of Life-Conference in Frankfurt am Main in the year 2003, hosted and organized by the International Society for Quality of Life Studies. There are new threats and new prospects for the quality of life in each generation, and securing and improving quality of life is a never-ending task.

Keywords

European Union (EU) Generation Institution Nation economy health migration politics quality of life

Editors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang Glatzer
    • 1
  • Susanne Von Below
    • 1
  • Matthias Stoffregen
    • 1
  1. 1.Johan Wolfgang Goethe UniversitätFrankfurt am MainGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-2903-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6741-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-2903-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1387-6570
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