The Quality of Life in Large American Cities: Objective and Subjective Social Indicators

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


The concept of ‘quality of life’ as a tool of comparative social indicators research is analyzed. Inter-city comparisons of objective and subjective measures of well being are presented and the distinctiveness of these two dimensions of the quality of life is documented. The paper concludes with some observations on the implications that this distinctiveness has for the use of the concept ‘quality of life’ in future social indicators research.


Life Satisfaction Objective Condition Social Indicator Social Indicator Research Subjective Life 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark Schneider
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  1. 1.SUNYStony Brook

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