Quality of life, Popsicle index

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Summary

Quality of life (QOL) is the general well-being of individuals and societies. QOL has a wide range of contexts, including the fields of international development, healthcare, politics and employment. Quality of life should not be confused with the concept of standard of living, which is based primarily on income. Instead, standard indicators of the quality of life include not only wealth and employment but also the built environment, physical and mental health, education, recreation and leisure time, and social belonging.

Details

The Popsicle Index is a quality of life measurement coined by Catherine Austin Fitts as the percentage of people - in a community who believe that a child in their community can safely leave his or her home, walk to the nearest possible location to buy a popsicle, and walk back home.

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External Links

  • WikipediaThe First European Quality of Life Survey 2003Quality of Life in a Changing EuropeEnsuring quality of life in Europe's cities and townsAQoL InstrumentsApplied Research in Quality of Life

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