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Improving Quality of Life

Exploring Standard of Living, Wellbeing, and Community Development

Edited by Ryan Merlin Yonk

American Institute for Economic Research

The authors of this volume provide a window into what influences the quality of life, why people live longer, and why we are relatively better off compared to decades ago. While the potential ways of measuring life quality are abundant, understanding what causes improvement requires careful study and consideration. This volume provides useful insight into these challenges and helps to highlight a clear and important separation between wellbeing and standard of living, both relevant to assessing the quality of life. Standard of living refers to the material welfare of a group. Wellbeing, on the other hand, encapsulates harder-to-measure subjective preferences. Together they help us to understand the quality of life of certain groups at specific times, and in specific communities.

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Improving Quality of LifeExploring Standard of Living, Wellbeing, and Community DevelopmentEdited by Ryan Merlin Yonk

Published: November 3rd 2021

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77595

ISBN: 978-1-83968-814-0

Print ISBN: 978-1-83968-813-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83968-815-7

Copyright year: 2021

Books open for chapter submissions

1376 Total Chapter Downloads

1 Crossref Citations

1 Dimensions Citations


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1. Intergenerational Support Networks and Wellbeing in Old Age

By Sónia Guadalupe and Henrique Testa Vicente


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2. GDP Almost Perfectly Predicts Survival

By Gordon G. Bechtel and Timothy Bechtel


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3. Economic and Financial Crimes and the Development of Society

By Monica Violeta Achim, Sorin Nicolae Borlea, Viorela Ligia Văidean, Decebal Remus Florescu, Eugenia Ramona Mara and Ionut Constantin Cuceu


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4. Role of Green Spaces for Maintaining Well-Being in Residential Community Development

By Prashanti Rao


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5. Standard of Living, Well-Being and Community Development: The Case of Botswana

By Rodreck Mupedziswa, Tumani Malinga and Poloko Nuggert Ntshwarang


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6. The Reform in Government Expenditure and the Standard of Living in Bahrain

By Fatema Alaali


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7. Assessing the Sustainability of Community-Driven Development Projects in Lao PDR

By Piya Wongpit, Alay Phonvisay, Keuangkham Sisengnam and Bounmy Inthakesone


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8. Networking and Participatory Research Promoting Quality of Life and Well-Being in Portuguese-Speaking African Countries

By Alister Chitetele Soy Pinto, Ana Pinto de Moura, Augusto Mário Miquitaio, Bas’llele Malomalo, Cristina Amaro da Costa, Daniela Queiroz Zuliani, Delfim Domingos da Costa, Gabriel Cunha Beato, Gaspar Afonso da Graça, Imaculada C.F. Henriques Matias, Jaqueline Sgarbi Santos, Leodinilde Pinto Caetano, Lilian Fernanda Galesi Pacheco, Maitu Abibo Buanango, Miclay Carvalho, Pedro Fernando Chimela Chume, Pedro Acosta Leyva, Vladmir Silves Ferreira and Maria Rita Marques de Oliveira


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9. Socio-Economic and Environmental Implications of Gold Mining in Afro-Descendant Communities from Colombia

By Maria Alcala-Orozco, Jenny Palomares-Bolaños, Neda Alvarez-Ortega, Jesus Olivero-Verbel and Karina Caballero-Gallardo


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10. An Analysis of Economic Determinants and Crime in Selected Gauteng Local Municipalities

By Rufaro Garidzirai


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