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“Quality-of-life and Adaptation in a Virulent World”


23-27, AUGUST 2021 

Preliminary Schedule

ISQOLS 2021 Conference_presenter instructions and prelim schedule_7.19.21.pdf

Topics, Tracks, and Symposia

Endowed Tracks

  • Ronald E. Anderson Endowed Track on the Alleviation of Human Suffering           
  • Elizabeth Eckermann Endowed Track on Gender and Quality-of-Life
  • Takashi Inoguchi Endowed Track on Quality-of-Life and Well-Being in East Asia    
  • Kenneth C. Land Endowed Track on the Advancement of Quality-of-Life and Well-Being of Children
  • Mahar Mangahas Endowed Track for the Advancement of Quality-of-Life and Well-Being in Southeast Asia
  • Rhonda G. Phillips Endowed Track for the Promotion of Community Development and Community Well-Being
  • Daniel Shek-Wofoo Foundation Track for the Advancement of Adolescent Quality-of-Life Research       
  • M. Joseph Sirgy Endowed Track on Well-Being and Policy


(1) Theoretical Advances in Well-Being, Happiness and Quality-of-Life               

(2) Methodological Issues in the Study of Quality-of-Life, Happiness and Well-Being: Data Collection and Models              

(3) Well-Being in the World and in Regions            

(4) Well-Being in Different Populations                   

(5) Cultures and the History of Well-Being              

(6) Health and Well-Being                

(7) Promoting Well-Being: Public Policy and Development            

(8) Beyond GDP: New Understandings and Measures of Progress              

(9) Philanthropy, Volunteerism and Well-Being                  

(10) Economics of Happiness           

(11) Consumer Finance and Well-Being                  

(12) Social Relations and Well-Being                      

(13) Promoting Worker Well-Being in Organizations

(14) Well-Being Statistics in Policy Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation

(15) Other Applied Research in Quality-of-Life      


  • (A)     COVID-19 and Well-being   
  • (B)     GLO/EHERO Sessions on Happiness Economics

  • Martijn Burger (Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam) 
  • Carol Graham (Brookings Institutions and University of Maryland) 
  • Talita Greyling (University of Johannesburg) 
  • Jorge Guardiola (Universidad de Granada) 
  • Kelly Hamshaw (University of Vermont) 
  • Jane Kolodinsky (University of Vermont) 
  • Helen Lasimbang (Universiti Malaysia Sabah) 
  • Kelsey O’Connor (STATEC Luxembourg) 
  • Nicholas Pang (Universiti Malaysia Sabah) 
  • Ming-Chang Tsai (National Taipei University) 
  • Graciela Tonon (Universidad de Palermo and Universidad Nacional de Lomas de Zamora, Argentina)

The International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS)




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