Advancing Quality of Life in a Turbulent World (Social by Richard J. Estes PDF

By Richard J. Estes

ISBN-10: 1402050992

ISBN-13: 9781402050992

ISBN-10: 1402051107

ISBN-13: 9781402051104

Economically complex countries have made major growth towards assembly the elemental wishes in their populations; nearly all of constructing international locations haven't. The 13 papers during this quantity discover a wide variety of things that impression on caliber of existence around the globe: globalization, regionalization, lately regained political autonomy, migration, healthiness and ailment, nutrition and agriculture, the relatives, and the contribution of religion and spirituality in advancing own and collective wellbeing and fitness in a turbulent world.

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The analysis here has revealed that the EU 15 countries are converging in terms of living standards and employment conditions and that the situation has improved in all countries for the most of the reported indicators. With the enlargement to include ten new member states, the situation becomes more diverse. All new member states have a lower standard of living than the EU 15 average; in both objectively and subjectively defined terms. However, the analysis shows that empirically, it makes more sense to move away from the old and new member states distinction and describe the social situation in the enlarged EU by three emerging country clusters.

Although social support was not significant among women when all the variables were controlled for, generally for men any form of social support is better than none or poor support. Previous research has shown that the availability of social support, can be a valuable “resistance resource” in the event of life changes, even if not called upon, simply knowing that the resources of other people are available increases an individual’s strength and tension resolving ability (Antonovosky, 1974). Promoting Well-Being The findings from this research have important implications for how we understand, measure, and promote well-being.

Luxembourg is, in this respect, an outlier because of its high standard of living, low unemployment rates and good health and working conditions. Nonetheless, Luxembourg is much more strongly related to the first country cluster than to the remaining ones. The second group comprises the Mediterranean countries Greece, Malta, Slovenia, Portugal, Spain and Cyprus. This intermediary group contains the most well-off accession countries and the old member with a lower living standard. The third group consists of new member states that were former post-communist countries (except Slovenia).

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