A Life Devoted to Quality of Life: Festschrift in Honor of by Filomena Maggino

By Filomena Maggino

This Festschrift is released in honor of Alex C. Michalos, a very good pupil and concept to many upcoming and recognized lecturers and practitioners. The Festschrift celebrates his lifelong, notable clinical and cultural contribution to caliber of lifestyles learn. It comprises contributions written by way of the main prestigious and popular students within the box of social symptoms examine and caliber of existence stories. Taken jointly, the contributions from students around the globe replicate Michalos’ stance that even if there's transformations in person clinical positions, the language within the box of caliber of existence has no limits and boundaries.

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2001, 2007, 2012) is “yes” with respect to the development of a composite index of child and youth well-being. The Child and Youth Well-Being Index (CWI) is: • a composite measure of trends over time in the well-being of America’s children and young people, • that consists of several interrelated summary indices of annual time series of numerous social indicators of the well-being of children and youth in the United States. S. as compared to values observed in certain base years. S. change in the last quarter of the twentieth century and beyond?

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