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Is Globalisation Affecting the Quality of Life? A Review of the Literature


  • Lina Th. Tsakiri


This review reveals that: significant changes arising from Globalization (G.) affect the quality of life; contradictory views due to a lack of consensus on the appropriate methodology and tools purposing to define and measure such an impact, and an enormous complexity of parameters characterising both issues, impede proper estimations of its nature; the appropriate strategies and policies -national or individual- towards G., can differentiate such an impact. The review also gives suggestions regarding future avenues of further research.

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  • Lina Th. Tsakiri, 2010. "Is Globalisation Affecting the Quality of Life? A Review of the Literature," European Research Studies Journal, European Research Studies Journal, vol. 0(4), pages 157-168.
  • Handle: RePEc:ers:journl:v:xiii:y:2010:i:4:p:157-168

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    1. Ed Diener & Eunkook Suh, 1997. "Measuring Quality Of Life: Economic, Social, And Subjective Indicators," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 40(1), pages 189-216, January.
    2. Ann Bowling & Joy Windsor, 2001. "Towards the Good Life: A Population Survey of Dimensions of Quality of Life," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 2(1), pages 55-82, March.
    3. Clarke, Matthew & Islam, Sardar M.N. & Paech, Sally, 2006. "Measuring Australia's well-being using hierarchical needs," Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), Elsevier, vol. 35(6), pages 933-945, December.
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    Quality of life; Globalization;

    JEL classification:

    • F02 - International Economics - - General - - - International Economic Order and Integration
    • I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General Welfare, Well-Being


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