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Researching Quality of Life in Old Age: Some Conceptual and Methodological Principles

verfasst von : José de São José

Erschienen in: Geography of Happiness

Verlag: Springer International Publishing

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Abstract

QoL in old age is a topic with increasing prominence in the research and public policy agendas. However, it is not clear what we are talking about when we talk about QoL in old age, just as it is not clear how we can study it/evaluate it. This necessarily compromises the consolidation of this field of research. Based on a review of relevant literature, this chapter discusses the conceptualization of QoL in old age, as well as methodological aspects related to its empirical research. Based on this discussion, a set of conceptual and methodological principles is proposed in order to contribute to the maturation of this field of research. Both principles have an interdisciplinary basis, which is in line with the interdisciplinary nature of QoL in old age, which covers virtually all domains of life.

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Metadaten
Titel
Researching Quality of Life in Old Age: Some Conceptual and Methodological Principles
verfasst von
José de São José
Copyright-Jahr
2023
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-19871-7_4