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Final Thoughts

  • M. Joseph Sirgy
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Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 50)

Abstract

In this chapter, I will discuss how public policy issues can be shaped by QOL research. I will also address the issue of whether we should broaden our perspective from individual-level research on QOL to societal-level research. And if so, how it should be done?

Keywords

Ecological Footprint Good Society Public Policy Issue Happiness Research Emergent Concept 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Joseph Sirgy
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  1. 1.Department of Marketing Pamplin College of BusinessVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA

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