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.
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.
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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