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Ranking Quality of Life in the European Union

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  • M. GRASSO
  • S. PAREGLIO

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This article provides a multi-dimensional index for evaluating well-being in the EU. It begins with an overview of an analytical approach that goes beyond utilitarianism: Dasgupta’s quality of life framework, which is defined according to the goals of EU policies and based on a set of indicators that are both constituents and determinants of well-being. This framework is then used to draw up an index, based on a Borda ranking, of the EU member countries in terms of their economic and social well-being. This is followed by discussion of the correlation between the ranking and the indicators selected

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Article provided by Vita e Pensiero, Pubblicazioni dell'Universita' Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in its journal Rivista Internazionale di Scienze Sociali.

Volume (Year): 115 (2007)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 243-263

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Handle: RePEc:vep:journl:y:2007:v:115:i:2:p:243-263

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Keywords: Borda ranking; European Union; quality of life; well-being.;

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