"This world report links environmental
change with human health."
Race, Class, and Quality of Life in AmericaKenneth Land reviews The Continuing Significance of Race
A Study of Race, Class, and Quality of Life in America, 1972
to 1996 published in American Sociological Review.
Commentary on Assessing Human Progress in The FuturistKenneth Land discusses two recently published articles in The
The first, by John Marks Templeton, "A
Worldwide Rise in Living Standards" shows that, by any yardstick,
standards of living are improving around the
Richard Eckersley's article "Is Life Really Getting Better?" notes
that the data on living standards are incomplete or open for different interpretations.
SOCIAL INDICATORS:Abbott Ferriss reviews the U.S. General Social Survey
(GSS) answer to "the degree to which an individual judges the overall
quality of his life as a whole
A Note on Happiness, Money, and Time
Commentary on the Construction of the Fordham Index of Social
HealthMichael Hagerty exposes a negative bias found in social indicators,
and provides a statistical solution.
Canadian and American: Who is doing better Economically?Kenneth Land reviews this paper presented by Andrew Sharpe at the ISQOLS
conference. The paper shows,
"on average, Canadians enjoy lower levels
of material well-being, but ...the bottom third of Canadians are
better off than their American counterparts."
ISQOLS REPORTJoseph Sirgy summerizes the activities at the 1998 International
Society for Quality-of-Life Studies annual conference.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:Robert Parke, Jr.
Tenure-track Faculty Position, Johns Hopkins
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