Subjective Well-Being and Security

Subjective Well-Being and Security Author : Dave Webb
Release : 2012-01-07
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN : 9400722788
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Security, or the perceived lack thereof, impacts on quality of life at many levels. An important consideration is how security should be best understood. Although definitions of how to understand human security have been proposed, it is not clear how security should be measured. Security can be analyzed from different perspectives i.e., personal security, economic security, health security, political security, cyber security etc. In this volume, all facets of research pertaining to security and subjective well-being (SWB) are discussed, including among others: Objective and subjective measures of security; Multiple security dimensions; The relationship between security and SWB and possible mediators and moderators; Cultural and religious influences on security and SWB; Present and future security; Perceptions of crime in cities and regions and development of relevant indicators; Security in a globalized era and its relationship to SWB; Security, major events and SWB

Subjective Well-Being and Security

Subjective Well-Being and Security Author : Dave Webb
Release : 2012-01-26
Publisher : Springer
ISBN : 9789400722798
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Security, or the perceived lack thereof, impacts on quality of life at many levels. An important consideration is how security should be best understood. Although definitions of how to understand human security have been proposed, it is not clear how security should be measured. Security can be analyzed from different perspectives i.e., personal security, economic security, health security, political security, cyber security etc. In this volume, all facets of research pertaining to security and subjective well-being (SWB) are discussed, including among others: Objective and subjective measures of security; Multiple security dimensions; The relationship between security and SWB and possible mediators and moderators; Cultural and religious influences on security and SWB; Present and future security; Perceptions of crime in cities and regions and development of relevant indicators; Security in a globalized era and its relationship to SWB; Security, major events and SWB

Beyond the Grumpy Rich Man and the Happy Peasant

Beyond the Grumpy Rich Man and the Happy Peasant Author : Sarah C. White
Release : 2013
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This paper relates different subjective approaches to wellbeing to different traditions of economic analysis. The dominant formula of 'Subjective Well-Being' is attractive because it promises a direct measure of utility, but other approaches bring different strengths to policy evaluation. 'Inner Wellbeing, ' which has affinities to Sen's Capabilities Approach, is introduced. Analysis of primary data from mixed method research in rural India explores what 'happiness' and other subjective perspectives add to understanding of food security policies at a community and individual level. This shows that subjective perceptions contribute most when considered on their own terms, rather than as proxies for objective outcomes.

Comparative Politics

Comparative Politics Author : Bernard Edward Brown
Release : 2000
Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN :
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This anthology features a mix of classic and contemporary essays, providing an overview of tested theories and 21st-century trends in comparative politics.

Subjective Well-being in Older Adults

Subjective Well-being in Older Adults Author : Elizabeth Macera
Release : 2005
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The purpose of this qualitative descriptive study was to discover how older adults explain their interpersonal relationships while relating their beliefs about successful aging. The participants were drawn from the Alameda County Study, a longitudinal investigation that began in 1965 designed to discover associations between social factors and health. After the 1999 follow-up survey, a questionnaire on successful aging was distributed to participants age 65 or older. Out of this cohort, 51 volunteers were interviewed regarding their concept of what constitutes successful aging. A research assistant conducted face-to-face interviews 60 to 90 minutes in length, which were transcribed verbatim. This project was a secondary analysis of 49 of these interviews. Using N-Vivo qualitative software, the interviews were coded and themes identified. All but five participants had children. The participants spoke of family relationships as very important to their well-being. The themes identified include freedom from family responsibilities, re-negotiating relationships with children, and re-connecting with spouse. Social comparison was identified as a major mechanism for defining oneself as an older person. In addition, gender differences were identified. A major task for women was balancing work with their family relationships. Men focused more on their relationships with children and spouses after they retired than they did while working. Overall, family relationships remain an important focus for older adults. Clinical and research implications include assisting elders to maintain their roles in the family and recognizing the importance of social comparison in self-definition.

Energy Security and Climate Change

Energy Security and Climate Change Author : Cy Gonick
Release : 2007
Publisher : Brunswick Books
ISBN :
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Delving into the origins of the current twin crises of peak oil and climate change, this book brings together some of Canada's and the world's leading authorities to evaluate the various solutions being advanced. What emerges is an engrossing discussion that is critical, sophisticated, and plain spoken. Not only does it clearly demonstrate that the two crises are linked--oil being a major cause of climate change--it also shows how this shortage is the cause of political upheaval. Several sustainable alternatives to carbon energy are also realistically discussed. Both challenging and controversial, this examination will be of interest to those seeking an introduction to these issues as well as those looking for a greater depth of analysis.

Human Well-Being and Economic Goals

Human Well-Being and Economic Goals Author : Frank Ackerman
Release : 1997-11-01
Publisher : Island Press
ISBN : 9781559635608
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What are the ends of economic activity? According to neoclassical theory, efficient interaction of the profit-maximizing "ideal producer" and the utility-maximizing "ideal consumer" will eventually lead to some sort of social optimum. But is that social optimum the same as human well-being? Human Well-Being and Economic Goals addresses that issue, considering such questions as: Does the maximization of individual welfare really lead to social welfare? How can we deal with questions of relative welfare and of equity? How do we define, or at least understand, individual and social welfare? And how can these things be measured, or even assessed? Human Well-Being and Economic Goals brings together more than 75 concise summaries of the most significant literature in the field that consider issues of present and future individual and social welfare, national development, consumption, and equity. Like its predecessors in the Frontier Issues in Economic Thought series, it takes a multidisciplinary approach to economic concerns, examining their sociological, philosophical, and psychological aspects and implications as well as their economic underpinnings. Human Well-Being and Economic Goals provides a powerful introduction to the current and historical writings that examine the concept of human well-being in ways that can help us to set goals for economic activity and judge its success. It is a valuable summary and overview for students, economists, and social scientists concerned with these issues.

The International Migration Review

The International Migration Review Author :
Release : 2008
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Quarterly journal on sociodemographic, economic, historical, political and legislative aspects of human migration and refugee movements. Each issue of IMR presents original articles, research and documentation notes, reports on key legislative developments - both national and international, an extensive bibliography and abstracting service, the International Sociological Association's International Newsletter on Migration, plus a scholarly review of new books in the field. IMR also offers annual special issues. Planned by the Editorial Board in conjunction with guest editors, each of these issues provides an extensive and comprehensive analysis of a single topic of emerging relevance in migration studies.

Wellbeing and Development in Peru

Wellbeing and Development in Peru Author : James Copestake
Release : 2008-11-15
Publisher : Studies of the Americas (Hardc
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Development is something we all aspire to, but also readily criticize for failing to live up to our hopes of sustained improvement in human wellbeing. This book presents findings of systematic research into the contested meanings of development and wellbeing from a country, Peru, which has recently experienced both rapid economic growth and deep social conflict. A mix of ethnographic and questionnaire data from seven poor urban and rural communities straddling the Andes is used to describe and analyze local and global interpretations of their inhabitants’ pursuit of wellbeing.

Well-being

Well-being Author : Searle, Beverley
Release : 2008-01-30
Publisher : Policy Press
ISBN : 1861348878
File Size : 59.92 MB
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This book considers what makes us happy, using a new approach that directly addresses the circumstances under which highly subjective well-being is experienced, often with surprising results.

European Social Survey

European Social Survey Author :
Release : 2007
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File Size : 22.57 MB
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Indian Journal of Psychiatry

Indian Journal of Psychiatry Author :
Release : 1985
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File Size : 32.42 MB
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Stanford Business

Stanford Business Author :
Release : 2002
Publisher :
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File Size : 29.77 MB
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GeroPsychology

GeroPsychology Author : Rocío Fernández Ballesteros
Release : 2007
Publisher : Hogrefe & Huber Pub
ISBN :
File Size : 48.86 MB
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In this outstanding book, leading experts from throughout Europe provide a fascinating overview of the most important psychological research into aging, with special emphasis on training and professional issues as well as science. In terms of its population Europe is the oldest continent in the world, thus placing European research into the effects and implications of an aging population in a unique position. As this book shows, the aging of the population should be considered a positive phenomenon that reflects sociopolitical, educational, biomedical, and psychological development. The real threat for our population is not aging but disability, and the challenge for the 21st century is to reduce dependency and disability and thus improve well-being and quality of life, rather than increasing life expectancy. The recent United Nations' 2nd International Plan of Action on Aging and its Research Agenda on Aging for the 21st Century, as well as policies of the European Federation of Psychologists Associations, tell us that psychology and psychologists will play an essential part in meeting this challenge. This book shows how.