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Social Indicators Research

An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement


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15-05-2022 | Original Research

A New Composite Indicator for Assessing Energy Poverty Using Normalized Entropy

Using a unique or common measure of energy poverty is very limited for the true classification of a household being in energy poverty. Thus, this study proposes a composite indicator, whose weights will be determined from the estimation of two …

Open Access 15-05-2022 | Original Research

The Subjective Cost of Young Children: A European Comparison

Understanding child-related costs is crucial given their impact on fertility and labour supply decisions. We explore the subjective cost of young children in Europe by analysing the effect of child births on parents’ self-reported ability to make …

Open Access 13-05-2022 | Original Research

Eat AND Study but Wii OR Ski! Differentiating Between ‘Basic’ and ‘Non-basic’ Dimensions in a Multidimensional Index

Measuring and monitoring multidimensional wellbeing have become central issues in international policy debates in recent years. Interpreting heterogeneity in achievement levels across dimensions in terms of individual freedom of choice, and …

12-05-2022 | Original Research

Export Dynamics and Income Inequality: New Evidence on Export Quality

Previous literature has highlighted the relationship between export diversification and income inequality. The present study attempts to explore the influence of export quality on income inequality. A global sample of 92 economies consisting of 30 …

05-05-2022 | Original Research

Spatiotemporal Transformation of Urban Social Landscape: A Case Study of Wuhan, China

For decades, urbanization has been a major topic of discussion among academics and professionals when investigating issues such as social segregation, spatial inequality, and urban sustainability. However, little attention has been given to the …

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Since its foundation in 1974, Social Indicators Research has become the leading journal on problems related to the measurement of all aspects of the quality of life. The journal continues to publish results of research on all aspects of the quality of life and includes studies that reflect developments in the field. It devotes special attention to studies on such topics as sustainability of quality of life, sustainable development, and the relationship between quality of life and sustainability. The topics represented in the journal cover and involve a variety of segmentations, such as social groups, spatial and temporal coordinates, population composition, and life domains. The journal presents empirical, philosophical and methodological studies that cover the entire spectrum of society and are devoted to giving evidences through indicators. It considers indicators in their different typologies, and gives special attention to indicators that are able to meet the need of understanding social realities and phenomena that are increasingly more complex, interrelated, interacted and dynamical. In addition, it presents studies aimed at defining new approaches in constructing indicators.

Social Indicators Research
Volume 40/1997 - Volume 161/2022
Springer Netherlands
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