Quality of Life

Socio-Economic, Geographic, and Cultural Factors
  • Lieve Fransen


This paper presents some discussion points examining quality of life in its socioeconomic context and highlights some of the enormous imbalances in choices and opportunities between different parts of the world. Some people do not have drinking water, or adequate food or shelter: is this related to our questions about quality of life?


United Nations Development Programme Health Reform Medical Corps World Development Report Socioeconomic Context 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lieve Fransen
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  1. 1.AIDS Task ForceCommission of the European CommunitiesBrusselsBelgium

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