A New Research Agenda for Improvements in Quality of Life

  • Filomena Maggino

Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 57)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Ferdi Botha, Jen Snowball, Vivian de Klerk, Sarah Radloff
    Pages 17-35
  3. Livia Bruscaglioni, Erika Cellini, Barbara Saracino
    Pages 37-59
  4. Raul Lardies-Bosque, Gloria Fernandez-Mayoralas, Fermina Rojo-Perez, Maria João Forjaz, Pablo Martinez-Martin, José-Manuel Rojo-Abuin et al.
    Pages 163-189

About this book


This book presents a new research agenda for improvements in Quality of Life research. It includes topics such as:

-Studying QoL in particular subpopulations and selected subgroups

-Disentangling the difficult task of identifying determinants of QoL

-Perfectionating the measurement of conceptual dimensions

-Defining new indicators able to measure and monitor particular social conditions and shows that these are not separated fields of studies but intersect each other and produce different outcomes which can be with difficulty classifiable, consistent with the idea of the complexity of our reality.

The volume presents micro perspectives by taking into account the macro situation through both qualitative and quantitative approaches.


Determinants of student satisfaction at campuses Dimensions of quality of living Effects of socioeconomic status and personality on QoL Impact of public expenditures on elderly life satisfaction Leisure activities in quality of later life Objective living conditions and subject assessments Well-being indicators on landscape and cultural heritage

Editors and affiliations

  • Filomena Maggino
    • 1
  1. 1.Applicazioni “G. Parenti” (DiSIA)Università degli Studi di Firenze Dipartimento di Statistica, InformaFirenzeItaly

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