The Evolution of Quality of Life

  • C. R. B. Joyce


Whole civilisations will have to be ignored in this discussion, for example, classical Chinese, Japanese and Islamic. Each would have provided much relevant material for the three topics of this paper: the definition of Quality of Life; the methodology of its investigation; and changes in Quality of Life itself: past, present and perhaps future.


Fall Birth Rate York Review Quality Oflife International Herald Tribune African Musician 
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  • C. R. B. Joyce
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyRoyal College of Surgeons in IrelandDublin 2Ireland

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