Quality of life is a multiannual research program that aims to analyse quality of life in Romania in a comparative international perspective. A comprehensive image of quality of life is developed by using both objective and subjective indicators, both survey and statistical data, both quantitative and qualitative methods. The various dimensions of quality of life are investigated: incomes and standard of living, health, employment, education, family, housing, subjective wellbeing, public services, social services. The program also looks at social change in the various realms of life and explores how they articulate and relate and to each other in contributing to quality of life. Finally, it scrutinizes vulnerable groups and examines their quality of life.
Quality of life research program relies on survey data from both national and international/European sources. “Quality of life Diagnosis” is a unique annual survey in Romania, carried out by the institute in 1990─1999, 2003, 2006, 2010. Comparative analysis in European/international perspective is mainly based on data from large scale surveys like European Quality of Life Survey, the Eurobarometers, European Values Survey, World Values Survey etc.
Coordinators: Professor Ioan Mărginean, dr Iuliana Precupeţu
*NEW* Precupețu, Iuliana (coordonator), Flavius Mihalache, Claudia Petrescu, Cosmina Elena Pop, Laura Tufă, Marian Vasile. 2018. Calitatea vieții în România în context european. Raport de cercetare. Institutul de Cercetare a Calității Vieții [In Romanian language]
Ioan Mărginean and Ana Bălaşa, eds. Quality of life in Romania. Revised edition. Bucureşti: Editura Expert, 2005.
Mărginean, Ioan and Iuliana Precupeţu, eds. Quality of Life and sustainable development. Policy for strenghtening social cohesion.București: Editura Expert, 2008.
Mărginean, Ioan and Iuliana Precupeţu, eds. The paradigm of quality of life.Bucureşti: Editura Academiei, 2011.
Mărginean, Ioan and Marian Vasile, eds. Dictionary of quality of life. Bucureşti: Editura Academiei, 2014.
Mărginean, Ioan, ed. First European Quality of Life Survey: Quality of life in Bulgaria and Romania,Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2006.
Mărginean, Ioan, ed. Quality of Life in Romania. Bucureşti: Expert, 2004.
Precupețu, Iuliana and Marius Precupețu. Inequality in Romania. Dimensions and trends, București: Editura Academiei, 2013.*
Zamfir, Elena and Filomena Maggino, eds. The Right to Happiness. The Relation Between Hapiness and the Quality of Life. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013.*
Quality of Life Journal: CfP Special Issue “The role of leisure activities and leisure time in quality of life (subjective well-being, life satisfaction)”
***Extended deadline for abstract submission: 20 February*** Guest editors: Michala Lustigova, Anna Altova, Charles University, Faculty of Science, Research Centre on Health, Quality of Life and Lifestyle in a Geodemographic and Socioeconomic Context (GeoQol) Dear...
Social and online media use, in the context of recent crises (with Covid 19 and the war in Ukraine on focus)
The pandemic context has created the prerequisites for the development of social media and online medium utilizations. Digital solutions were largely used in various activity domains, especially during the pandemics time. Accordingly, the perspectives of such a theme...
Call for papers: International Conference Social Inequalities and Quality of Life, 15-19 noiembrie 2021
Call for Papers Social inequalities and quality of life is an international conference organized by the Research Institute for Quality of Life at the Romanian Academy and Romanian Sociological Association. The conference will be organized in Bucharest and...
Call for workshop & Special issue: Domestic Objects: The Transformation of Everyday Life in Post-Socialist Era
The idea of material culture was present from the inception of social sciences as a way to somehow mark the distinction between what people do, what people believe, what they say they do and believe, and what people have. Various instances of this effort to...
New publication: Sebastian Fitzek (2020) “The Sacred and the political power – psychocial approaches of the collective imaginary in the collection of psycho-social sciences”. Bucharest: ProUniversitaria Publishing House.
We hereby announce the appearance in September 2020 of the volume written by Sebastian Fitzek, called "The Sacred and the political power - psychocial approaches of the collective imaginary in the collection of psycho-social sciences" of the ProUniversitaria...
New publication: Filip Alexandrescu (2020) Social Conflict and the Making of a Globalized Place at Roșia Montană, Bucharest: Pro Universitaria
We are delighted to announce the release of Dr. Filip Alexandrescu (2020) Social conflict and the making of a globalized place at Rosia Montană, Bucharest: Pro Universitaria The book is available from the Virtual Sociological Library...
The ICCV Conference “Social Romania 1918 – 2018. ICCV contributions to the knowledge of the Romanian society”
The ICCV Conference “Social Romania 1918 – 2018. ICCV contributions to the knowledge of the Romanian society” 14 November 2018, Bucharest In the series of events dedicated to the Centenary of the Great Union, the Research Institute for Quality of Life (ICCV), member...
Annual Conference of the Romanian Network for Migration Studies (RoMig)
From source to destination: new challenges of migration in Central and Eastern Europe Timişoara, 11th– 12thof September 2018 Organizers: RoMig - The Romanian Network for Migration Studies, Faculty of Sociology and Psychology and Faculty of Economics and Business...
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