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RECORD NUMBER: 16 OF 18
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||The quality of life concept : a potential new tool for decision-makers.|
|CORP Author||United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Environmental Studies Division.|
|Publisher||Environmental Studies Division, Environmental Protection Agency,|
|Report Number||000R73002 ; EPA 100-R-73-017|
|Subjects||United States--Civilization--1970- ; Human ecology--United States. ; Environmental policy--United States. ; Quality of life--United States. ; Ecologia|
|Additional Subjects||Human ecology--United States ; Environmental policy--United States ; United States--Civilization--1970|
|Collation||1 v. (various pagings) ; 24 cm.|
The selected readings in this anthology deal with the Quality of Life (QOL) concept in general as well as from the more specific perspectives of environment, economy, society, and psychology. The articles represent varying approaches and levels of consideration, and were selected to serve as a general briefing for participants in the Quality of Life Symposium sponsored by the EPA. The objective of the symposium was to explore the QOL concept, to define QOL in terms of its components, and to develop suggested quantitative approaches to its use in guiding public policy. The articles are classified under the following five topics: 1) Defining "Quality of Life" Measures -- the State of the Art; 2) The "Quality of Life" Concept; 3) QOL: Environmental Perspectives; 4) QOL: Economic and Social Perspectives; 5) QOL: Psychological Perspectives. As this anthology was prepared as a general briefing rather than a review of the literature, a list of suggested readings is included at the end of the work. (FDI)
Based on the presentations, discussions, and circulated papers of a symposium sponsored by the Environmental Studies Division, Environmental Protection Agency, at Airlie House, Warrenton, Va., Aug. 29-31, 1972. Includes bibliographical references.
Foreword -- Symposium planning group -- Section I. QOL debate: issues raised at Airlie House. Preface ; Introduction: an overview ; The quality perspectives of varying life styles ; The approaches of different disciplines ; Quantification of the Quality of Life ; An experiment in QOL quantification ; The next steps ; Appendix -- Section II. Quality of life anthology / compiled by Robert Livingston. Preface ; Defining quality of life measures-- the state of the art ; The quality of life concept ; QOL: environmental perspectives ; QOL: economic and social perspectives ; QOL: psychological perspectives ; QOL: attempts at comparative statistics ; References.