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April 30, 2018

In memory of influential ISQOLS member, Wolfgang Zapf

 

One of the earliest and most influential members of our Society, Wolfgang Zapf, has passed away following a long illness.

Wolfgang Zapf was the founder of social indicators research in Germany and he conceived it as the combination of monitoring of social change and measurement of quality of life. Early in the 1970’s when he first became interested in social reporting and quality of life research, Zapf invented the German welfare surveys, he promoted
welfare research and contributed significantly to the promising sociological approach of social monitoring. One of his colleagues remarked to Wolfgang Zapf - and many would agree: “We are grateful to you, a person with an unusual mixture of clearness, modesty and irony”. In recognition for his groundbreaking and pioneering work in
the field of social indicators and quality of life research, Wolfgang Zapf received the highest honor of the International Society for Quality of Life Studies in 2004, the Distinguished Quality of Life Researcher Award.
He was featured as one of the Society’s pioneers in a past issue of ARQOLS. Please click on the link below to read the article:
Wolfgang Zapf—Pioneer of Social Indicators- and Quality of Life-Research by Wolfgang Glatzer

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