A Quarterly Review of Social Reports and Research on Social Indicators, Social Trends, and the Quality-of-Life.
News included of Working Group 6 on Social Indicators and Social Reporting of the International Sociological Association.
SOCIAL REPORTS and TRENDS:
REPORTS FROM THE SIXTH CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR QUALITYOF-LIFE STUDIES, NOVEMBER 10-14, 2004,
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, USA
A Message from the ISQOLS President Richard J. Estes
By all accounts, the Philadelphia meeting was a resounding success. Approximately 300 persons attended the meeting, half of whom traveled to Philadelphia from outside the United States. Especially large delegations attended from East and South Asia, the Russian Federation, and Western Europe. Thanks to the efforts of our colleagues in Mexico, Brazil and Argentina we also had large delegations from Latin America.
Acceptance Remarks On Receipt of the Betterment of Humanity Award to the Annie E. Casey Foundation
On behalf of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the KIDS COUNT project, I would like to thanks ISQOLS for this award. Over the past ten to fifteen years, there seems to be increasing interest in social indicators. The emergence of ISQOLS is one reflection of that. But given past trends there is no reason to believe this interest be sustained unless we can build an organizational infrastructure to support it.
Final Plenary Session Remarks~ Alex Michalos
I think that the quality of a person’s life is a function of the actual conditions of that life and what a person makes of those conditions. What a person makes of those conditions is in turn a function of how the conditions are perceived, what a person thinks and feels about those conditions, and finally, what a person does. People’s own actions, then, have an impact on their own and others’ living conditions.
Summary Observations on the Philadelphia Conference ~ Dong-Jin Lee
The plenary session provided audiences with quite useful information about the current status of QOL in various regions in the world. On that morning, I have chaired the ‘QOL in Asia’ session. While the topic is interesting, I thought that the session could have been better organized if we have concentrated on a specific QOL topic within Asia.
Summary Observations on the Philadelphia Conference ~ Filomena Maggino
Generally at the end, people who have attended a conference, among other types of comments, remark about the way in which the event was organized and, sometimes, show disagreement concerning the number of sessions, the time conceded to each presenters, and so on.
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