ERIC Number: ED069600
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
An Anthology of Selected Readings for the Symposium on the "Quality of Life" Concept: A Potential New Tool for Decision-Makers.
Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
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)
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Authoring Institution: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Note: Readings prepared for the symposium sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency, Warrenton, Virginia, August 29-31, 1972