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Measuring the Quality of Life across Countries

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A multidimensional approach to measuring the quality of life across countries is introduced. The author operationalizes A. Sen's concept that other factors besides gross domestic product and mortality rates should be incorporated into any quality of life analysis. This paper examines twenty attributes for 126 countries in computing a new index. Copyright 1991 by MIT Press.

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  • Slottje, Daniel J, 1991. "Measuring the Quality of Life across Countries," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 73(4), pages 684-693, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:tpr:restat:v:73:y:1991:i:4:p:684-93
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