JOURNAL OF POPULATION AND SOCIAL STUDIES (JPSS)

A Call for Papers

Special Issue on “Well-Being”

Well-being is a very important part of individual lives and society. It is also an important indicator to understand conditions of economy and society. Several indicators on well-being have been developed, including UNDP’s the Human Development Index (HDI) which covers health and education indexes alongside economic indicator and Human Achievement Index, and OECD’s indicators which employ both subjective and objective indicators to measure well-being. Despite these initiatives, many countries still employ different definitions and indicators to measure well-being. In Thailand, six organizations developed their own indicators to measure quality of life, well-being, or happiness, linking with different sets of data to measure well-being. Without good definitions and indicators, it is difficult to concert policies to improve quality of life. Understanding current status of well-being and socio-economic factors associated with it will offer new and valuable insights for researchers and policy makers to develop policies in order to cultivate better quality of life of their people.

The aim of this special issue is to encourage multidisciplinary studies to get a better understanding on well-being. Research topics suitable for the special issue include but are not limited to:

  1. Well-being dimensions. Well-being is a multi-dimensional concept that encompasses both objective and subjective experiences of human lives. The journal welcome studies focusing on the development of definitions and/or indicators to measure well-being.
  2. Factors contributing to well-being. Studies examining underlying factors which explain well-being in society.
  3. Situation of well-being. Studies describing/examining situations of well-being including both subjective and objective well-beings in various contexts.
  4. Policy research on well-being. Studies focusing on policies which improve quality of life and well-being of people in society.
  5. Other topics. Any other topics in addition to those listed above which fit the theme of the issue are welcome.

Submission Guidelines

The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2018. Manuscripts should be submit­ted in accordance to the JPSS Guide­lines for contributors (http://www.jpss.mahidol.ac.th/), and the cover letter should mention this call for papers. All submitted papers will be sent for peer-reviews. The successful papers will be published in July 2018 issue.

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