What is a basic standard of living

life quality

Quality of life, describes a predominant guiding principle in modern societies for the design of living conditions.

Quality of life is used as a broad term with different definitions and includes the "objective" living conditions, the perceptions and evaluations of the living conditions by individuals as well as the "subjective" wellbeing. Historically, the orientation towards a higher quality of life has been with the

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The dimensions of quality of life

The term quality of life was refined by sociologists W. Glatzer and W. Zapfthat highlight three distinctive features.

1) Quality of life is a multidimensional issue and stands in contrast to the concept of economic growth, which is based solely on economic facts. It extends to different areas of life, e.g. B. Working conditions, housing, health, education, social relationships and the natural environment. The type and priority of the areas are not fundamentally fixed, but can be based on

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The measurement of quality of life

The assessment of the quality of life is in principle possible from two different points of view. It can be done either from the perspective of scientific experts or from the perspective of the individuals concerned. In the first case, there is the problem that natural or social scientists, who have special knowledge and measurement techniques, decide on the quality of life without taking into account the point of view of those affected. In the second case, those affected assess their quality of life themselves, whereby

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The standard of living as the basis of the quality of life

A certain material standard of living is seen as a fundamental component of quality of life, especially in highly developed industrialized countries. While in economically weaker economies (e.g. currently in Central and Eastern Europe) raising the standard of living often plays a central role, the development in the more prosperous countries is towards

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Measuring the standard of living

The measurement of the standard of living of a country or a population group has a tradition that goes back to the 19th century. The manifestations of poverty and wealth as well as the development of prosperity became an early concern of economic and social statistics. The most commonly used aggregate indicator is the im

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Psychosocial foundations of quality of life

At the core of the perceived quality of life is subjective well-being, the sub-dimensions of which are most frequently observed are "life satisfaction" and "happiness". Life satisfaction refers to the overall assessment of one's own life or one's own living conditions by the individual. She is with it

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Findings on the perceived quality of life

One of the interesting findings of quality of life research is the high stability of subjective well-being in different societies. For example, life satisfaction in Germany has only fluctuated slightly over the past 20 years. It is true that the individual changes his or her subjective well-being more frequently, but in the aggregate, improvements and deteriorations obviously largely balance each other out. Subjective well-being turns out to be ambivalent and differentiated,

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On the importance of quality of life

The term quality of life replaced welfare concepts in the older welfare economy, which saw social prosperity in the measurable quantity of goods. The psychological concept of welfare of the older welfare economy assumed the fundamental measurability of the

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literature

The Pursuit of Human Well-Being: The Untold Global History, ed. v. R.
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