January 9, 2013

ISA RC 55: “Long-term trends in Quality of Life”

This conference 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?

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