Effects of Socioeconomic, Political, Cultural, and Other Macro Factors on QOL

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


I begin Part II of the book by a chapter that addresses the effects of objective reality on subjective aspects of QOL at the most macrolevel addressing the effects of socioeconomic, political, cultural, and other macrofactors. Country-level economic effects on subjective aspects of QOL will be discussed first, followed by political factors, followed by cultural factors. However, we start the chapter by providing the reader with a theoretical model to better understand the mediating effects between the macrofactors and subjective aspects of QOL.


Life Satisfaction Income Inequality Welfare System Good Governance Social Harmony 
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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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