Italian Studies on Quality of Life

  • Adele Bianco
  • Paola Conigliaro
  • Michela Gnaldi

Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 77)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Adele Bianco, Paola Conigliaro, Michela Gnaldi
    Pages 1-7
  3. Methods and Indicators for Quality of Life Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Matteo Mazziotta, Alessandro Pallara, Alessandro Solipaca
      Pages 27-45
    3. Roberto Costa, Carlo Declich, Elena Marchesich, Susi Osti
      Pages 47-69
    4. Emma Galli, Ilde Rizzo, Carla Scaglioni
      Pages 97-109
    5. Rosanna Cataldo, Fabio Corbisiero, Luigi Delle Cave, Maria Gabriella Grassia, Marina Marino, Emma Zavarrone
      Pages 111-125
    6. Enrico di Bella, Luca Gandullia, Lucia Leporatti, Marcello Montefiori
      Pages 127-143
  4. Social Sustainability, Lifestyle, Cultural Aspects and Local Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Maria Bachelet, Fabiola Riccardini, Filomena Maggino
      Pages 165-184
    3. Carolina Facioni, Isabella Corazziari, Filomena Maggino
      Pages 203-220
    4. Paolo Corvo
      Pages 233-242
    5. Carlo Cristini, Marcello Cesa-Bianchi
      Pages 243-253
    6. Antonietta Albanese, Elena Bocci
      Pages 273-285
    7. Maria Gabriella Ferrari, Elena Bocci, Erika Lepisto, Paola Cavallero, Leonardo Rombai
      Pages 287-305
  5. Economy, Welfare and Quality of Life

About this book


This volume provides an overview of the ways the Italian school of quality of life studies addresses well-being and quality of life, from both a substantive and a methodological point of view. It discusses various topics such as those of equitable and sustainable wellbeing, lifestyles, the organization of economy and welfare, as well as aspects related to the measurement of quality of life in small towns, institutional transparency and corruption prevention indicators. Chapters presented in this volume are drawn from papers presented at the conferences of the Italian Association for Quality of Life Studies (AIQUAV) held in Florence, Italy, in 2015 and 2016. The volume is organised into three parts. The first part is devoted to methods and indicators for research on quality of life, the second part to social sustainability, lifestyles, cultural aspects and local applications, and the third to economy, welfare and quality of life. The volume hosts contributions that are interdisciplinary in scope and mirror the complexity of the globalized world. 


Methods and Indicators for Quality of Life Research Measure Social Inclusion of People with Disabilities Measurement of Well-Being in Italian Provinces Corruption Indicators and Prevention Policies Equitable and Sustainable Well-being in Italy Gendered Income Comparisons and Subjective Well-Being Food Waste and Quality of Life Culture Creativity and Quality of Life in Old Age Economic Growth and Quality of Life Improving Quality of Life in Italy Sports and Physical Activities in Europe Italian Association for Quality of Life Studies Italians Experience on Good Healthy Conditions Corruption and Its Prevention

Editors and affiliations

  • Adele Bianco
    • 1
  • Paola Conigliaro
    • 2
  • Michela Gnaldi
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PsychologicalHealth and Territorial Sciences University G. D’Annunzio Chieti-PescaraChietiItaly
  2. 2.ISTATNational Institute of StatisticsRomeItaly
  3. 3.Department of Political SciencesUniversity of PerugiaPerugiaItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-06021-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-06022-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1387-6570
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-0099
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