By Alex C. Michalos (auth.)
Since starting up the magazine Social signs Research in 1974, Alex C. Michalos has been a pioneer in social symptoms and quality-of-life examine. This choice of nineteen articles offers an summary of approximately 30 years of labor, together with papers drawn from various assets and papers by no means released prior to. issues variety over caliber of existence investigations attached to the issues of mixing social, monetary and environmental signs, measuring the prestige of ladies in Canada, housing and migration, well-being and human healthiness, older peoples' health, relaxation actions and health and wellbeing, effect of public prone, police providers, legal victimization, feminism and ethnic kinfolk at the caliber of lifestyles. the ultimate paper, on a number of discrepancies idea (MDT), is the author's designated contribution to an empirically testable new starting place for theories of application, pride and happiness.
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162). What is perhaps less weIl known is that of all the ways to make money, exports are the most expensive in terms of energy used per dollar of product. According to Hamilton (1993, p. 62 1 Includes consumption of energy commodities for non-energy purposes; as petrochemical feedstocks, for example. 2 The joule is the basic unit of measurement for energy. 7 billion joules. Source: Statistics Canada, 1994, p. 161. INDICATORS TO MEASURE SUSTAINABLE HUMAN WELL-BEING 21 EXHIBIT 8 Primary energy commodities, 1958-1992 petajoules 14 , - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - , 12 10 8 6 4 2 o 1958 1961 1964 1967 1970 1973 1976 1979 1982 1985 1988 1991 Production Exports Imports Source: Statistics Canada, 1994, p.
For matemal mortality, the Swiss situation is more desirable than that of the Swedes and the latter is more desirable than that of the Japanese. For population per doctor rates, the situation in Sweden is more desirable than that in Japan and the latter is more desirable than that in Switzerland. Briefly, then, we have: Life expectancy Matemal mortality Population/doctor Japan S witzerland Sweden Switzerland Sweden Japan Sweden Japan Switzerland So, according to condition 3, we know that the situation in Japan is more desirable than that in Switzerland (because of life expectancy and population per doctor) and the situation in Switzerland is more desirable than that in Sweden.
14) and a Total After-Tax Ineome Index based on subtraeting ineome taxes from total ineome. The average earnings (narrowly defined) of women in 1995 were $14,600, eompared to $28,000 for men. Aeeording to FPM (1997, p. 14), "The total earnings index, by eomparing all working-age men and women - full-time and part-time, earners and non-earners better refleets the overall reality of women in Canadian soeiety". However, it seems to me that this is amistake for a eouple reasons. First, it is amistake to include non-earners in an index purporting to measure earnings and seeond, it is amistake to use a narrower ineome base (earnings from employment) instead of a broader ineome base (total ineome after-taxes from all sourees) to reveal "the overall reality of women in Canadian soeiety".
Essays on the Quality of Life by Alex C. Michalos (auth.)