ABSTRACT<br/> Social-policy typically serves multiple goals: shortterm goals as well as longterm goals and symbolic goals as well as substantive ones. A major longterm substantive goal of social policy is to improve the quality of life. The effectiviness of policies in that respect is mostly a matter of faith. This contribution is about some problems that rise if one tries to measure the consequences of social policy on quality-of-life.

evaluation, happiness, life satisfaction, policy effect, policy relevance, social indicator, subjective well-being
ITS Institute for Applied Social Sciences
Department of Sociology

Veenhoven, R. (1993). Happiness as an Indicator in Social Policy Evaluation: Some Objections Considered. ITS Institute for Applied Social Sciences. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/16154