New Challenges in Measuring Quality of Life Domains and Indicators

Monday, 11 July 2016: 16:00-17:30
Location: Hörsaal 12 (Juridicum)
RC55 Social Indicators (host committee)

Language: English

Societies are constantly changing either as a result of planned change or under the influence of various forces like economic crises, social unrest, external threats, internal conflicts and even natural disasters. Systems of social indicators must answer new challenges and capture new realities, while encompassing different citizens concerns. Whereas research efforts in the field of quality of life focus on measuring change in the various realms of life, they also concentrate on employing new theoretical and methodological perspectives, creating new measures and updating existing indicators. This section aims to bring together presentations of various practices in quality of life research around the world. We welcome papers on measuring quality of life in transitional societies from their own perspective, presentations of national experiences in mapping quality of life domains and indicators, of novel indices of quality of life as well as portrayals of indicators measuring quality of life at community level.
Session Organizer:
Iuliana PRECUPETU, Research Institute for Quality of Life, Romania
Christian SUTER, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
The Role of Love and Social Interaction in the Global Differences Between Happiness and Satisfaction
Jose A. RODRIGUEZ, University of Barcelona, Spain; Renato MARIN, University of Barcelona, Spain; Josep Lluis C. BOSCH, University of Barcelona, Spain; Mireia YTER, University of Barcelona, Spain
Domains of Quality of Life and Subjective Wellbeing in Mexico
Rene MILLAN, Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales, UNAM, Mexico
Defining Social Cohesion Research Design and Indicators
Dolgion ALDAR, Independent Research Institute of Mongolia, Mongolia; Bold TSEVEGDORJ, Independent Research Institute of Mongolia, Mongolia
Migration, Livelihoods and Nature Conservation Policies in the Villages of South Transylvania
Georgiana TOTH, INCD URBAN-INCERC, Romania; Alina Huzui STOICULESCU, INCD URBAN-INCERC, Romania; Alexandru-Ioan TOTH, Asociatia Sociometrics - Grupul de Analiza Sociala si Economica, Romania; Robert STOICULESCU, Centre of Landscape-Territory-Information Systems CeLTIS, ICUB Research Centre, University of Bucharest, Romania
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