Special Issue "Subjective Well-being Under the Scope of Public Policies"
A special issue of Societies (ISSN 2075-4698).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2019) | Viewed by 15174
Interests: public policies and welfare; subjective wellbeing; composite indicators of social welfare; European Union cohesion policy; system responsiveness; economics of inequality; income inequality; public spending policies; deprivation and poverty
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Findings indicate that improvements in subjective well-being (life satisfaction or self-reported quality of life) have positive effects for both individuals and society over a wide range of aspects. In recent years, an increasing body of research from the social sciences has focused on the study of subjective well-being, since increasing people's subjective well-being is considered as the ultimate objective and an end in itself. However, the real influence of these investigations to inform public policies is not yet perceived.
For this purpose, Societies invites manuscripts of original research that analyse the determinants of subjective well-being and the relationships between subjective well-being and a large number of areas with a specific focus on public policy issues. More specifically, we invite authors to discuss the implications of their research for the design and monitoring of public policies. For instance, it might be analysed the relationships between well-being and the next areas: health, disability, income inequalities and other socio-economic inequalities, material and personal safety, economic resources, job, social comparisons, freedom, social relationships, family circumstances, housing, leisure, etcetera. We welcome submissions involving the application of econometric and spatial modelling techniques. Cross-section studies, longitudinal (panel data) as well as studies of changes over time referred to any geographical location will be considered.
Dr. Ángeles Sánchez
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