In Pursuit of the Quality of Life

In Pursuit of the Quality of Life

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Is wealth the same as happiness? How is the quality of life to be evaluated, measured, and most importantly, chieved? The authors provide provocative and engaging answers to these questions in this new, multidisciplinary and pragmatic approach to an important area of social research. Taking the individual as the point of departure, the authors consider both objective circumstances and their subjective impact on peoples lives. Prominent authors from an array of different academic disciplines discuss the quality of life as viewed from their distinctive perspectives: these include the psychology of subjective well-being, destitution and basic needs, the environment, women and the family, illness and health, employment and work, and the role of the state. contents list Chapter 1: Introduction Avner Offer Chapter 2: Subjective well-being Michael Argyle Chapter 3: Basic needs, Capabilites and Human Development Frances Stewart Chapter 4: Economics of the Environment Christopher Bliss Chapter 5: Combining Employment and Childrearing: the Story of British Womens Lives Heather Joshi Chapter 6: Responsibilites and the Quality of Relationships in Families Janet Finch Chapter 7: Alternative Approaches to the Assessment of Health-related Quality of LIfe Ray Fitzpatrick Chapter 8: The Quality of Employment: Perspectives and Problems Duncan Gallie Chapter 9: Time Use, Quality of Life and Process Benefits Gershuny and Halpin Chapter 10:TheMask of Intimacy: Advertising and the Quality of Life Avner Offer Chapter 11:Quality of LIfe and Quality of Persons Robert E Lane... a weekly manual wage.59 The face of a#39;Betty Crockera#39; ta#39;I guarantee a perfect9 cake every time you bakea#39;), was invented, her ... A convenience sample of l.l28 ads between l946 and l966 indicates that about two-thirds of display ads in generalanbsp;...

Title:In Pursuit of the Quality of Life
Author:Avner Offer
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 1996


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