Gender, Lifespan and Quality of Life

An International Perspective

  • Elizabeth Eckermann

Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 53)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Elizabeth Eckermann
    Pages 1-6
  3. Elizabeth Eckermann, Anna Scopaz, Matthew Clarke
    Pages 115-133
  4. Ekaterina Uglanova
    Pages 135-155
  5. Piotr Michoń
    Pages 157-172
  6. Siok Kuan Tambyah, Soo Jiuan Tan
    Pages 229-248
  7. Ljiljana Kaliterna, Josip Burusic
    Pages 249-262
  8. Elizabeth Eckermann
    Pages 263-271
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 273-276

About this book


This publication addresses the gender dimensions of people’s lived experience and emphasizes how gender relationships differentially impact on women’s and girls’ as well as men’s and boys’ subjective well-being across the lifespan. It therefore fills a significant gap in the literature on quality of life and subjective well-being. The book brings together research which compares female’s and male’s subjective experiences of well-being at various life stages from a variety of countries and regions, particularly focusing on women’s subjective well-being. Sex-disaggregation of data on objective conditions of quality of life is now routinely undertaken in many countries of the world. However, despite the burgeoning of objective data on sex differences in life conditions across the world, very little gender analysis is carried out to explain fully such difference and there is still a serious dearth of data on gender differences in subjective experiences of quality of life and well-being. This publication will assist researchers, teachers, service providers and policy makers in filling some of the gaps in currently available literature on the nexus between age and gender in producing differential experiences of subjective wellbeing.


Family Formation Family/Work Balance Gender Analysis Gender Considerations on Income and Health Gender Related Happiness Inequalities Gender Role Attitudes Gender and Age Difference Intergenerational Issues Lifespan Personal Well-Being Index Quality of Life Regional Culture Societies in Transition Subjective Well-Being Work Aspirations

Editors and affiliations

  • Elizabeth Eckermann
    • 1
  1. 1.Deakin UniversityGeelongAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-7828-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-7829-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1387-6570
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-0099
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