Understanding and measuring quality of life in Ireland : sustainability, happiness and well-being

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dc.contributor.author Clinch, J. Peter
dc.contributor.author Ferreira, S. (Susana)
dc.contributor.author Brereton, Finbarr
dc.contributor.author Moro, Mirko
dc.contributor.author Bullock, Craig
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-17T13:15:10Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-17T13:15:10Z
dc.date.copyright 2006 COMHAR en
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/875
dc.description This report arises from work commissioned by Comhar SDC for the Comhar National Conference Towards sustainability in the National Development Plan, October 4-5, 2006, Dublin en
dc.description.abstract In the last decade, the ‘Celtic Tiger’ economy grew at a record rate for a developed country.Nevertheless, there has been much concern regarding the implications of the pace of economic growth for localised environmental quality and life satisfaction generally. It has long been recognised by economists, psychologists and others that traditional macro-measures of national income such as GDP and GNP are inadequate measures of the performance of an economy and wider society – such measures are unable to give value to environmental and social capital and are unable to capture the performance of a country in sustainability terms. The briefing note outlines the various approaches to measuring quality of life and sustainability for Ireland specifically focusing on a modified genuine savings approach and the use of life satisfaction scores to measure well-being and individual happiness with life. The paper presents results for Ireland. Finally, the paper discusses the importance of this research for developing an evidence-base for public policy and sets out the need for investment in such research. en
dc.description.uri Conference details en
dc.description.uri http://www.comharsdc.ie/events/event_details.aspx?Event=1 en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher COMHAR en
dc.relation.ispartof Towards sustainability in the National Development Plan 2007 – 2013 : proceedings from the Comhar national conference en
dc.subject.lcsh Quality of life--Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Ireland--Economic conditions--21st century en
dc.subject.lcsh Ireland--Social conditions--21st century en
dc.title Understanding and measuring quality of life in Ireland : sustainability, happiness and well-being en
dc.type Conference Publication en
dc.internal.authorurl J. Peter Clinch (web page) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://www.ucd.ie/research/people/geogplanningenvpolicy/professorpeterclinch/ en
dc.internal.authorurl S. (Susana) Ferreira (web page) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://www.ucd.ie/research/people/geogplanningenvpolicy/drsusanaferreira/ en
dc.internal.authorurl Finbarr Brereton (web page) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://www.ucd.ie/research/people/urbaninstitute/drfinbarrbrereton/ en
dc.internal.authorurl Craig Bullock (web page) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://www.ucd.ie/research/people/geogplanningenvpolicy/drcraighbullock/ en
dc.internal.authorid UCD0035 en
dc.internal.authorid UCD0028 en
dc.internal.authorid UCD0029 en
dc.internal.authorid UCD0032 en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions http://www.comharsdc.ie/_files/comhar0704.pdf en
dc.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.neeo.contributor Moro|Mirko|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Brereton|Finbarr|aut|UCD0029
dc.neeo.contributor Bullock|Craig|aut|UCD0032
dc.neeo.contributor Clinch|J. Peter|aut|UCD0035
dc.neeo.contributor Ferreira|S. (Susana)|aut|UCD0028
dc.neeo.contributor Monnet|Jean|aut|

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