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ISQOLS seeks to highlight publications from our various members. Please see full list below. If you are an ISQOLS member and would like to have your publication added, please send details to office@isqols.org.


The Pursuit of Human Well-Being: The Untold Global History

Richard J. Estes and M. Joseph Sirgy (Editors)

Organized human history has been unfolding for more than 40,000 years. Indeed, evidence exists that Homo sapiens has been a major force on the planet for at least as long as 6–8 millennia, albeit many scholars suggest even longer. In either case, “modern” men and women are of comparatively recent origin and postdate the period of the great dinosaurs by millions of years. Read more



A Life devoted to Quality of Life. Festschrift in Honour of Alex Michalos.  Vol. 60

Filomena Maggino

This Festschrift is published in honor of Alex C. Michalos, a great scholar and inspiration to many upcoming and famous academics and practitioners. The Festschrift celebrates his lifelong, outstanding scientific and cultural contribution to Quality of Life Research. It contains contributions written by the most prestigious and renowned scholars in the field of social indicators research and quality of life studies. Read more



Encyclopedia of Quality of Life Research and Well-Being Research

 Alex C. Michalos

The aim of this encyclopedia is to provide a comprehensive reference work on scientific and other scholarly research on the quality of life, including health-related quality of life research or also called patient-reported outcomes research.Read more




Handbook of Social Indicators and Quality of Life Research

Ken Land, Alex Michalos, Joseph Sirgy

The aim of the Handbook of Social Indicators and Quality of Life Research is to create an overview of the field of Quality of Life (QOL) studies in the early years of the 21st century that can be updated and improved upon as the field evolves and the century unfolds. Read more



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Indicators of Quality of Life in Latin America

Graciela Tonon

This volume sheds new light on the use of quantitative, qualitative and synthetic indicators for the measurement of quality of life in different countries of Latin America.  Read more





9781138792395Sustainability and Wellbeing: Human Scale development in Practice

Mònica Guillen-Royo

This book explores the practical ways to progress towards environmental sustainability and quality of life following the Human Scale Development proposal by Chilean economist Manfred Max-Neef. Read more  (Reviews)






Diversity in Survey Questions on the Same Topic: Techniques for Improving Comparability Authors

Tineke de Jonge and Ruut Veenhoven, (co-written with Wim Kalmijn)

This book describes why conventional methods fall short to solve the comparability problem and introduces three successive innovations to overcome these shortcomings. Published by Springer, Social Indicators Research Series, Volume 68 2017