The Concept of Quality of Life from a SocioEconomic and Historical Perspective
The concept of quality of life refers to the satisfaction felt by each individual, in relation to what surrounds him and, which refers not only to the material conditions, respectively the accumulation of goods and services, but also to the safety of each one, through which can enhance the personality of the individual. The need is no longer individual, but social, when it is recognized as indispensable to the members of the group. The structure of consumption is also linked to the level of preparation of the individual. Comparing the budgets of the different categories, we find how they work according to a certain hierarchy of needs, from the most basic to the least necessary. But at the same time it is clear that other criteria work: rural or urban lives, manual or intellectual work, employee or freelance, etc.
The Research Institute for Quality of Life, Romanian Academy; Romania.
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