© 2016

A Life Devoted to Quality of Life

Festschrift in Honor of Alex C. Michalos

  • Filomena Maggino
  • Dedicated to the founder of the field of social indicators

  • Contains a collection of essays dedicated to social indicators research and quality of life studies

  • Covers a variety of topics and thought-pieces from renowned scholars in the field quality of life studies


Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 60)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Quality of Life in Different Segments of Population

  3. Theoretical Issues

  4. Monitoring Through Indicators

  5. Territories and Quality of Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. Takashi Inoguchi
      Pages 237-269

About this book


This Festschrift is published in honor of Alex C. Michalos, a great scholar and inspiration to many upcoming and famous academics and practitioners. The Festschrift celebrates his lifelong, outstanding scientific and cultural contribution to Quality of Life Research. It contains contributions written by the most prestigious and renowned scholars in the field of social indicators research and quality of life studies. Taken together, the contributions from scholars around the world reflect Michalos’ stance that even though there may be differences in individual scientific positions, the language in the field of quality of life has no limits and boundaries.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Filomena Maggino
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Statistica, Informatica, Applicazioni "G. Parenti" (DiSIA)Università degli Studi di FirenzeFirenzeItaly

About the editors

Professor of Social Statistics at the University of Florence (Italy). She has a wide experience in survey design and analysis, with focus on questionnaire construction and definition, and sampling design.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title A Life Devoted to Quality of Life
  • Book Subtitle Festschrift in Honor of Alex C. Michalos
  • Editors Filomena Maggino
  • Series Title Social Indicators Research Series
  • Series Abbreviated Title Social Indicators Res.Ser.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-20567-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-35827-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-20568-7
  • Series ISSN 1387-6570
  • Series E-ISSN 2215-0099
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 327
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Quality of Life Research
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