April 23, 2013

Conference about “Long-term trends in Quality of Life”

This ‘Mid-term conference’ of the ISA Research Committee 55 on Social Indicators will explore the long-term developments in quality of life in societies.

Both methodological issues – how to measure longitudinally progress in quality in life – as well as the results of this research – what got better and what got worse for whom – will be discussed.

Special attention will be given to the relationship between research and policy making.

How can results from quality of life research be made (more) applicable and (more) relevant for decision making on national or local level? How should politicians take into account quality of life research next to economic data? An intriguing question in this respect is why generally pessimism is prevailing in the public debate on the progress of societies?

The conference will take place Thursday 12th and Friday 13th of September 2013 in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Abstracts can be send to Rob Bijl (r.bijl@scp.nl).
The deadline for submission is May 15th, 2013.

More information is available at the Conference Website:

http://www.scp.nl/english/International_Projects/Long_term_trends_in_Quality_of_Life

Best wishes
Dr. Jeroen Boelhouwer
The Netherlands Institute for Social Research


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