Quality of life in Italy

Research and Reflections

  • Filomena Maggino
  • Giampaolo Nuvolati

Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 48)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Filomena Maggino, Giampaolo Nuvolati
    Pages 1-5
  3. Quality of Life: Methodological Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Enrico Giovannini, Tommaso Rondinella
      Pages 9-25
    3. Matteo Mazziotta, Adriano Pareto
      Pages 27-40
    4. Enrica Chiappero-Martinetti, Nadia von Jacobi
      Pages 69-103
  4. Quality of Life and Social Change Through Italian Official Statistics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Linda Laura Sabbadini
      Pages 107-114
    3. Maria Clelia Romano, Daniele Spizzichino
      Pages 151-176
  5. Quality of Life, Public Administration and Civil Society

  6. Health-Related Quality of Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. Lidia Gargiulo, Laura Iannucci, Alessandra Tinto
      Pages 291-304
    3. Marco Bertelli, Annamaria Bianco, Daniela Scuticchio, Ivan Brown
      Pages 305-319
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 321-322

About this book


​The outcome of the first Italian National Conference on Quality of Life, this volume is full of cogent analysis of topics and issues related to well being and quality of life, including focused papers on specific population groupings and discrete themes. Held in Florence in September 2010, the conference saw the creation of the Italian Association of Quality-of-Life Studies, devised as a forum for this varied field of research with a rapidly expanding profile in the context of the continuing financial crisis. The papers address a number of recognized quality-of-life concerns, including public health, wealth distribution, employment, political participation and the perception of crime. Contributors deploy innovative methods of analyzing official statistics that result in more complex and multidimensional indicators. Some papers provide data on other European nations that allow for comparative assessment, while others set out fresh approaches to evaluating quality of life itself. Highly relevant not just to academics, but to policy makers and practitioners in a range of sectors, this publication explores important aspects of a crucial contemporary subject.


Health Related Quality of Life Quality of Life Refelections Research in Italy Studies in Italy Well-Being

Editors and affiliations

  • Filomena Maggino
    • 1
  • Giampaolo Nuvolati
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipto. Studi SocialiUniversità di FirenzeFirenzeItaly
  2. 2.Dipto. Sociologia e Ricerca SocialeUniversità di Milano-BicoccaMilanoItaly

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