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Considers how Americans define the quality of their life experiences, as expressed in their perceptions, evaluations, and satisfactions. Based on research conducted by the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, the book uses data which are representative of the national population eighteen years of age and older, and employs the major social characteristics of class, age, education, and income. The authors cover such topics as the residential environment, the experience of work, marriage, and family life, and personal resources and competence. They also report on the situation of women and the quality of the life experience of black people.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. Chapter 1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-18
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  1. Part I.
  2. pp. 19-20
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 21-22
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  1. Chapter 2. The General Sense of Well-Being
  2. pp. 23-60
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  1. Chapter 3. Domains of Life Experience
  2. pp. 61-96
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  1. Chapter 4. Bias in Measurement
  2. pp. 97-134
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  1. Chapter 5. Some General Influences on Reports of Satisfaction
  2. pp. 135-170
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  1. Chapter 6. Satisfaction, Aspirations and Expectations
  2. pp. 171-210
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  1. Part II.
  2. pp. 211-212
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 213-216
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  1. Chapter 7. The Residential Environment
  2. pp. 217-266
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  1. Chapter 8. The Country as a Domain of Experience
  2. pp. 267-286
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  1. Chapter 9. The Experience of Work
  2. pp. 287-320
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  1. Chapter 10. Marriage and Family Life
  2. pp. 321-346
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  1. Chapter 11. Personal Resources and Personal Competence
  2. pp. 347-388
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  1. Part III.
  2. pp. 389-390
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 391-394
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  1. Chapter 12. The Situation of Women
  2. pp. 395-442
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  1. Chapter 13. The Quality of Life Experience of Black People
  2. pp. 443-470
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  1. Chapter 14. The Perceived Quality of Life and Its Implications
  2. pp. 471-508
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  1. Appendices
  2. pp. 509-510
  1. Appendix A. Sample Design and Characteristics
  2. pp. 511-518
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  1. Appendix B. The Questionnaire
  2. pp. 519-564
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  1. References
  2. pp. 565-572
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 573-583
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781610441032
Related ISBN
9780871541949
MARC Record
OCLC
915134951
Pages
597
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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