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In Pursuit of the Quality of Life

Опубликовано на портале: 27-11-2003
Ред.: Avner Offer
New York: Oxford University Press, 1996, 312 с.
Тематический раздел:
Is wealth the same as happiness? How is the quality of life to be evaluated, measured and most importantly, achieved? The authors provide provocative answers to these questions and many others in this interdisciplinary study which covers a variety of topical issues the environment, women and the family, the impact of advertising and consumerism, and the role of government.

Is wealth the same as happiness? How is the quality of life to be evaluated, measured, and most importantly, achieved? The articles here 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 contributors consider both objective circumstances and their subjective impact on peoples lives. Topics 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.