Rozwój gospodarczy i społeczny a jakość życia . Wybrane kontrowersje teoretyczne i metodologiczne
Economic and Social Development and Quality of Life. Selected Theoretical and Methodological Controversies
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Łódzkie Towarzystwo Naukowe
Keywords: quality of life; welfare; well-being; QoL measurement; economic and social development.
Summary/Abstract: More and more it is accepted that economic growth measured as GDP will not automatically lead to greater satisfaction in people’s lives. Even the Human Development Report which provides a comparative view of life expectancy, schooling and income in different countries, is not comprehensive enough to describe welfare, well-being and quality of life. To design better strategies for fighting social exclusion and dissatisfaction among people we need better empirical data on objective structures and development as well as on their subjective perceptions. However, the broad concepts of welfare, well-being and quality of life do not enjoy common acceptance within the academic community. Nevertheless, there is progress concerning more appropriate measures for receiving enough information for the public and the politicians to improve the overall situation concerning the quality of life.
- Issue Year: 63/2014
- Issue No: 1
- Page Range: 81-107
- Page Count: 27
- Language: Polish