Assessing Quality of Life and Living Conditions to Guide National Policy: The State of the Art

Assessing Quality of Life and Living Conditions to Guide National Policy: The State of the Art

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This volume should be a useful resource for four groups of readers: to researchers interested in best practices for well-established surveys of living conditions, the papers by Boelhouwer, Noll, Vogel, and Berger-Schmitt will be of special interest; to researchers and policy analysts interested in establishing a living-conditions report in their country, the papers by Kamen, Moller and Dickow, Estes, Andersen and Poppel, May, Stevens and Stols and Aasland and Tyldum give information about developing credibility, consensus-building and survey design; for researchers interested in cross-national comparison, the papers by Hudler and Richter, and Delhey, Bohnke, Habich and Zapf describe the rich resources already available, as well as problems of different wording, interpretation, etc; and finally, for citizens wishing to effect changes in public policy, and for researchers studying that process, the papers by Ferris, Estes, Hagerty and Behrendt outline how organizations should select goals, utilize social indicators and develop programmes that improve the quality of life in their nations.

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Published 01 January 2002
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CONTENTS
Introduction Michael Hagerty, Joachim Vogel, Valerie Møller
PARTI. CONCEPTS ANDTHEORY
Conceptualizing and Measuring Quality of Life for National Policy Sten Johansson
Why Social Policy Needs Subjective Indicators Ruut Veenhoven
Towards a European System of Social Indicators: Theoretical Frame work and System Architecture HeinzHerbert Noll
PARTII. CURRENTSOCIALINDICATOR ANDSOCIAL REPORTINGPROGRAMS: NATIONAL AND COMPARATIVEEXPERIENCE
Strategies and Traditions in Swedish Social Reporting: A 30Year Experience Joachim Vogel
Quality of Life and Living Conditions in the Netherlands Jeroen Boelhouwer “Quality of Life” Research at the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics: Social Indicators and Social Surveys Charles S. Kamen Quality of life in a European Perspective: TheEUROMODULEas a New Instrument for Comparative Welfare Research Jan Delhey, Petra Böhnke, Roland Habich, Wolfgang Zapf
The NORBALT Project: Comparative Studies of Living Conditions in the three Baltic Countries Aadne Aasland, Guri Tyldum
Living Conditions in the Arctic Thomas Andersen, Birger Poppel
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Crossnational Comparison of the Quality of Life in Europe: Inven tory of Surveys and Methods Michaela Hudler, Rudolf Richter
PARTIII. APPLYINGSOCIALINDICATORS TO EFFECTSOCIALCHANGE
TELESIS: The Uses of Indicators to Set Goals and Develop Programs to Change Conditions Abbott L. Ferriss
The Role of Quality of Life Surveys in Managing Change in Demo cratic Transitions: The South African Case Valerie Møller, Helga Dickow
Monitoring the Impact of Land Reform on Quality of Life: A South African Case Study Julian May, Thildé Stevens, Annareth Stols Toward a Social Development Index for Hong Kong: The Process of Community Engagement Richard J. Estes International Comparisons of Trends in Economic WellBeing Lars Osberg, Andrew Sharpe
Declining Quality of Life Costs Governments Elections: Review of 13 OECD Countries Michael R. Hagerty Considering Social Cohesion in Quality of Life Assessments: Concept and Measurement Regina BergerSchmitt
Do Income Surveys Overestimate Poverty in Western Europe? Evid ence from a Comparison with Institutional Frameworks Christina Behrendt Index
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