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Community Quality-of-Life Indicators

Best Cases


Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 22)

About this book


This book is a compilation of cases of best work in community indicators research. The cases describe communities that have launched their own community indicators programs. Elements that are included in the descriptions are the history of the community indicators work within the target region, the planning of community indicators, the actual indicators that were selected, the data collection process, the reporting of the results, and the use of the indicators to guide community development decisions and public policy.
Community planners, community indicators researchers and urban planning specialists will find this book very helpful in learning from communities that have done community indicators work and have done it well.


development quality of life sustainability

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Office of Quality-of-Life Measurement, Pamplin College of Business, Marketing DepartmentVirginia Polytechnic and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA
  2. 2.School of BusinessCollege of William and MaryWilliamsburgUSA
  3. 3.Department of MarketingYonsei UniversitySeoulKorea

About the authors

M. Joseph Sirgy is a personality/social/industrial psychologist who has written extensively on the subject of quality-of-life. He is the director of the Office of Quality-of-Life Measurement (OQOLM) and a professor at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in the USA. He is also the executive director of the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS).

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