Quality and Sustainability of Life Indicators at International, National and Regional Levels

Mederly, Peter ; Novacek, Pavel ; Topercer, Jan

In: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Operationalization of Gross National Happiness. Centre for Bhutan Studies, Thimphu 2004, pp. 450-456 . ISBN 99936-14-22-X

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This presentation gives a brief overview of the methodology and results achieved in the field of creation and evaluation the QSL indicators at three basic spatial levels – global, national and sub-national (regional). In years 2001-2002 the authors have developed the system of QSL indicators with use of s. c. methods of descriptive statistics, which are based on common methods of integration and averaging of statistical parameters. Results are expressed as aggregated indexes of QSL in all three above mentioned levels. Of course, these results are influenced by the view on problems of quality and sustainability of life. This year the authors are developing a new approach for evaluating this problem area. They are exploring a use of non-parametrical multidimensional statistical methods. These methods could be characterized as an independent tool for evaluating relationships among a variety of indicators and problem areas. On the other hand they could evaluate also variability in a spatial meaning (countries and regions). Especially results of the first mentioned approach are designed for today's presentation and discussion.

Document type: Book Section
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 22 March 2010
ISBN: 99936-14-22-X
Faculties / Institutes: Research Organisations / Academies > Centre for Bhutan Studies
DDC-classification: General statistics
Controlled Subjects: Lebensqualität, Messung, Nachhaltigkeit
Uncontrolled Keywords: Messbarkeit , Indikator, Quality of Life , Sustainability , Measuring
Subject (classification): Sociology