A Quarterly Review of Social Reports and Research on Social Indicators, Social Trends, and the Quality-of-Life.
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Fall, November 2008, Number 96

In addition to the Call for Papers for the 2009 ISQOLS Conference in Florence, Italy, this issue contains articles on recommendations to the new U.S. President, from several ISQOLS members as well as a brief review of a similar set of advices from scientists published recently in Discover magazine and a report from Bob Cummins on findings from several years of experience with the Australian Unity Well-Being Index.

REVIEWS

Recommendations to the New U.S. President from ISQOLS Members

In October 2008, Abbott Ferris asked ISQOLS members: "What would you recommend to the next U. S. president for actions by the Federal government to improve the QOL and happiness of citizens?" SINET has published some of the responses.

The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index 2001-2008: Variations in subjective wellbeing linked with major events and inflation

The power of inflation to change population wellbeing seems an interesting avenue for further exploration in extant databases from other countries.

Advice to the New U.S. President from Scientists in Discover Magazine

The November 2008 issue of Discover magazine carried advice to the next president of the U.S. from various scientists.

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Message from the President of ISQOLS

Call for Papers, Conference IX of the International Society for Quality of Life Studies

Message from the Executive Director of ISQOLS

2nd International Conference of International Society for Child Indicators (ISCI)

Call For Papers Applied Research in Quality of Life

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