Social Indicators and Quality of Life: Novel Ideas, New Findings, Candid Reporting

Monday, 16 July 2018: 15:30-17:20
RC55 Social Indicators (host committee)

Language: English

Research on social indicators and quality of life is one of the most fast-growing field in sociology. New ideas, untried methods, cutting-edge design, etc. are emerging to further our goal of understanding human conditions and betterment across the globe. This session wishes to encourage presentation of new types of social indicators and new ways of life quality research. There are, of course, downsides of social and economic changes in the modern world. We also want impartial reporting on unpleasant truths about human misfortunes, unhappiness and miseries. Often we need new conceptual or methodological tools to dig them out and have them exposed. Candid, truthful reportings are needed now as before. A regional or global perspective is most welcome.
Session Organizer:
Ming-Chang TSAI, Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Oral Presentations
Balanced Development Index for European Countries
Krzysztof ZAGORSKI, Kozminski University, Poland; Andrzej K. KOZMINSKI, Kozminski University, Poland; Adam NOGA, Kozminski University, Poland; Katarzyna PIOTROWSKA, Kozminski University, Poland
Findings Archive: New Technique for Facilitating Research Synthesis
Ruut VEENHOVEN, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands; Martijn BURGER, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
Are Socially Cohesive Societies Healthier? on the Influence of the Societal Level of Social Cohesion on the Health Status of Western Publics
Klaus BOEHNKE, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany; Georgi DRAGOLOV, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
Global Decline in Affective Well-Being
Ronald ANDERSON, University of Minnesota, USA
See more of: RC55 Social Indicators
See more of: Research Committees