DP17 Health, Economic Structure and Social Indicators
|Publication Date:||May 1984|
|Keyword(s):||Health, Social Indicators|
|Programme Areas:||Human Resources|
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The way in which economic development transforms the material basis of human social interaction and the widespread belief that the advanced industrial countries suffer from some kind of "social malaise" make it increasingly important to develop good indicators of the hitherto unmeasurable aspects of the quality of life. The paper discusses the possibility of identifying aspects of a population's health which could be used as indicators of otherwise unmeasurable subjective aspects of the quality of life.