Understanding Quality of Life

  • Ryan M. Yonk
  • Josh T. Smith
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Political Science book series (BRIEFSPOLITICAL)


Despite the clear importance of life quality to both individuals and public policy, defining and measuring quality of life is a difficult affair. The general concept includes much that is clear and easily measured, such as income or education level, but it’s also clear that there are other factors that are more ethereal and therefore difficult to capture. We believe the index we develop captures both those easily measurable factors and many of those that are more difficult to account for.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ryan M. Yonk
    • 1
  • Josh T. Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.Utah State UniversityLoganUSA

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