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Quality of life: a multifaceted approach. A review of 'Measuring Equitable and Sustainable Well-being in Italy' by Enrico Giovannini and Tommaso Rondinella


  • Tania Georgia Viciu

    () (The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, 6, Romana Sq, Sector 1, code 010374 Bucharest, Romania)

  • Antoniu Ovidiu Balint

    () (The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, 6, Romana Sq, Sector 1, code 010374 Bucharest, Romania)

  • Carmen Eugenia Costea

    () (USH Bucharest, 13, Ion Ghica Str., Sector 3, code 030045 Bucharest, Romania)


The article constitutes a multifarious approach to describing the main directions provided by international bodies and scholar for measuring individual and national well-being. Constructing their analysis from a statistical point of view the authors describe and examine the quality of life framework built since the '40s. The focus point of the study is represented by the measures undertaken by Italian National Institute of Statistics (Istat) in order to provide a fair and harmonized measure of quality of life. Giovannini and Rondinella's work stands out due to the fact that it provides a very well documented exploration for the well-being measurements.

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  • Tania Georgia Viciu & Antoniu Ovidiu Balint & Carmen Eugenia Costea, 2014. "Quality of life: a multifaceted approach. A review of 'Measuring Equitable and Sustainable Well-being in Italy' by Enrico Giovannini and Tommaso Rondinella," Journal of Economic Development, Environment and People, Alliance of Central-Eastern European Universities, vol. 3(1), pages 5-10, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:sph:rjedep:v:3:y:2014:i:1:p:5-10

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    quality of life; economic and societal progress; well-being indicators; national accounts;

    JEL classification:

    • I30 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General
    • N30 - Economic History - - Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Welfare, Income, Wealth, Religion, and Philanthropy - - - General, International, or Comparative
    • M40 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Accounting - - - General


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