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Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis recenzuojamoje Lietuvos tarptautinės konferencijos medžiagoje / Article in peer-reviewed Lithuanian international conference proceedings (P1e)
Field of Science: Ekonomika / Economics (S004)
Author(s): Pukelienė, Violeta;Starkauskienė, Viktorija
Title: Quality of life concepts, measurement and challenges
Is part of: Management horizons in changing economic environment: visions and challenges : 10th International Scientific Conference, Kaunas, Lithuania September 24-26, 2009. Kaunas : Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas, 2009
Extent: p. 669-683
Date: 2009
Keywords: Quality of life;Quality of life indexes;Measurement of quality of life
ISBN: 9789955125044
Abstract: Defining and measuring quality of life (QOL) is currently at the forefront of the various fields of science. It is now in vogue to try to understand the pursuit of happiness and high QOL. The concept of QOL is widely discussed by specialists of various fields of science nowadays. Besides psychology, which has a long tradition of researching QOL, extensive contributions to this subject come from economics, starting with the work of R. A. Easterlin (2001; 2003), B. S. Frey & A. Stutzer (2002) and R. Layard (2005). In most of these studies QOL is analyzed as the concept which has the objective and subjective (self-assessed) dimensions and can be measured at the level of individuals or society. In spite of the great interest in the good life and many attempts to measure it, QOL remains a contested concept, enjoying a wide variety of definitions. It is a very broad and inherently multidimensional concept. According to M. Rapley (2003), there are “serious ethical, conceptual and philosophical difficulties” involved in studying QOL, which researches must take very seriously. For this reason, firstly, we focus on the QOL conceptualization in this paper. [...]
Affiliation(s): Ekonomikos katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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