An Essay in Honors of Alex Michalos: Finding Community in Quality of Life

  • Rhonda PhillipsEmail author
Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 60)


Community is a nebulous concept in many aspects, as is quality of life and related concepts. At the same time, there are several aspects that cross between these areas, and are mutually supportive. Given the need and importance of community, it is tied intricately to well-being and quality of life, and especially at the level of community well-being. This essay provides a look at some foundational concepts, and relates community to quality-of-life dimensions.


Community Community development Social capital Sense of place Community level well-being 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Purdue Honors CollegePurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA
  2. 2.Agricultural Economics DepartmentPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

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