Teaching Quality of Life in Political Science

  • Takashi InoguchiEmail author
Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 79)


Quality of life studies is inherently multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary. After all, human life is deeply associated with human daily activities which require knowledge-widening and deepening endeavor in physical, medical, psychological, sociological, political, economic, international, philosophical and ethical sciences. This chapter describes how political science courses on quality of life may be organized with a syllabus suggested and with topics and analytic methods summarized on the basis of some of my own recent publications. The chapter consists of six sections: (1) people’s satisfaction with daily life (QOL and daily life satisfaction), (2) people’s approval of government conducts especially economic policy (QOL and government economic policy), (3) parents’ propensity to nurture their children norms and values (QOL and culture values and norms), (4) QOL and confidence in institutions, (5) QOL-based societal profiling or typology of Asian societies, and (6) Applying QOL studies in Sustainable Development Goals (health, education and income in East Asia).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Asian CulturesJ.F. Oberlin UniversityMachidaJapan
  2. 2.University of TokyoTokyoJapan

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