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QOL and Sociology/Social Indicators/Social Monitoring/Social Measurement/Developmental Economics

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  • Michalos, A. (2006). Citation classics from Social Indicators Research. Springer Publishers.
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  • Wolff, E. N. (2004). What happened to the quality of life in the advanced industrialized nations? Edward Elgar Publishing

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