How to assess how well a nation is doing? One way is to look at the quality-of-life of the people who live there. This view is gaining prominence, both among policy makers and the general public. This begs the question what quality-of-life is precisely and how that can be measured comprehensively.

social change, social cohesion, sociology
Sociology of Economics (jel A14)
Department of Sociology

Veenhoven, R. (2007). Happy Life Years. Retrieved from