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dc.contributor.authorScott, Jacquelineen
dc.contributor.authorNolan, Janeen
dc.contributor.authorPlagnol, Ankeen
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-15T22:02:02Z
dc.date.available2012-04-15T22:02:02Z
dc.date.issued2009-06en
dc.identifier.citationScott, J., Nolan, J., Plagnol, Anke C. " Panel data and open-ended questions: understanding perceptions of quality of life" 21st Century Society, 2009, 4(2), 123-135.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1745-0144
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.dspace.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/242178
dc.description.abstractThis paper describes the burgeoning interest in quality of life studies and suggests that as well as expert definitions, we need to consider people’s own perceptions of what matters. Using openended questions from the 1997 and 2002 waves of the British Household Panel Survey we analyse both quantitatively and qualitatively how perceptions of quality of life differ for men and women across the life course. Qualitative analysis reveals that key domains such as health, family and finances often refer, not to self, but to others. Longitudinal analysis demonstrates that people’s perceptions of quality of life change over time, particularly before and after important life transitions. Thus our findings challenge overly individualistic and static conceptions of quality of life and reveal quality of life as a process, not a fixed state.
dc.languageEnglishen
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisher21st Century Society
dc.subjectquality of lifeen
dc.titlePanel data and open-ended questions: understanding perceptions of quality of lifeen
dc.typeArticle
prism.publicationDate2009en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1080/17450140902988891en
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2009-06en
dc.identifier.eissn1745-0152
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idESRC (RES-225-25-2001)


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