Gender, Lifespan and Quality of Life: An International Perspective, 1st Edition

  • Elizabeth Eckermann
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  • ISBN-10: 9400778295
  • ISBN-13: 9789400778290
  • DDC: 306
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 276 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released November 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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This publication addresses the gender dimensions of people's lived experience and emphasizes how gender relationships differentially impact on women's and girls' as well as men's and boys' subjective well-being across the lifespan. It therefore fills a significant gap in the literature on quality of life and subjective well-being. The book brings together research which compares female's and male's subjective experiences of well-being at various life stages from a variety of countries and regions, particularly focusing on women's subjective well-being. Sex-disaggregation of data on objective conditions of quality of life is now routinely undertaken in many countries of the world. However, despite the burgeoning of objective data on sex differences in life conditions across the world, very little gender analysis is carried out to explain fully such difference and there is still a serious dearth of data on gender differences in subjective experiences of quality of life and well-being. This publication will assist researchers, teachers, service providers and policy makers in filling some of the gaps in currently available literature on the nexus between age and gender in producing differential experiences of subjective wellbeing.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Gender, Lifespan, Cultural Context and QOL.
2: Personal Well-Being and Interpersonal Communication of 12–16 Year-Old Girls and Their Own Mothers: Gender and Intergenerational Issues.
3: Gender Dimensions of Life Quality for Adults in Australia.
4: Chasing the ‘Good Life’: Gender Differences in Work Aspirations of American Men and Women.
5: Gender Dimensions of Quality of Life in Algeria.
6: Mothers and Quality of Life in 26 EU Countries.
7: Gender and Age Differences in Subjective Well-Being: Romania 1990–2005.
8: Quality of Life for Pregnant and Recent Parity Women in Lao PDR.
9: Gender Dimensions of Subjective Well-Being in Russia.
10: Re-Marry Fast, Die Young.
11: Gender Considerations on Income and Health in Latin America.
12: Subjective Well-Being Across Gender and Age in Japan: An Econometric Analysis.
13: Gender Role Attitudes, Family Formation and Well-Being in Ireland.
14: Gender and Quality of Life in Singapore.
15: Age and Gender Differences in Well-Being in Croatia.
Conclusions and Policy Implications.