Citation Classics from Social Indicators Research

The Most Cited Articles Edited and Introduced by Alex C. Michalos

  • Alex C. Michalos

Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 26)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Storrs Mccall
    Pages 117-136
  3. Otis Dudley Duncan
    Pages 137-144
  4. Shlomit Levy, Louis Guttman
    Pages 145-172
  5. Frank M. Andrews, Ronald F. Inglehart
    Pages 173-190
  6. Alex C. Michalos
    Pages 221-258
  7. † Richard Kammann, Marcelle Farry, Peter Herb
    Pages 279-303
  8. Alex C. Michalos
    Pages 305-371
  9. Bruce Headey, Ruut Veenhoven, Alex Weari
    Pages 401-420
  10. Ruut Veenhoven
    Pages 477-536
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 585-624

About this book


Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement was founded by Alex C. Michalos and published its first issue in March 1974. It has been the leading journal for scholarly research in its field for over thirty years. This volume is published in celebration of that record of accomplishment. The 19 articles assembled here are a selection drawn from the 34 (2.4%) most frequently cited articles in the journal’s history. An introductory essay written by Michalos explains the historical and scientific importance of each article in the development of social indicators or quality-of-life research. It provides a rare overview of the perceived scientific problems that researchers around the world addressed in the first three decades of exploration, as well as a view of some of the problems to be addressed in the future. A short essay describing the origins of the journal by its founder is also included. Anyone interested in having a single volume that contains some of the best research produced in this field will find this volume irresistible.


Nation happiness life satisfaction quality of life social indicators subjective well-being well-being

Editors and affiliations

  • Alex C. Michalos
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Northern British ColumbiaCanada

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