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dc.contributor.authorO'Neill, Karina Lea
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-13T02:23:56Z
dc.date.available2015-04-13T02:23:56Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/6465
dc.description.abstractAn overview of the major overseas and New Zealand measures of social well-being is provided in the thesis. The research methods employed are forms of documentary and interview research. The relevant literature is reviewed and the principal researchers from some of the New Zealand measures were interviewed concerning the issues surrounding the measurement methods. The measures described include poverty lines, deprivation and standard of living indexes and social indicators. The reliability and validity issues of five New Zealand recent measures of social well-being are critiqued. The thesis also discusses the possible developments that these five measures might undertake in order to address their reliability and validity issues. The thesis argues that social well-being measures could be developed in terms of their concept definition, choice of indicators for assessment and level of public participation in order to provide more valid estimations. This would allow for more detailed research findings concerning the experienced types and levels of social well-being and would enable more adequate social policy initiatives because the specific resource needs of different population groups could then be more easily identified and targeted.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectQuality of life measurementen_US
dc.subjectSocial indicatorsen_US
dc.subjectNew Zealand social conditionsen_US
dc.subjectSocial well-beingen_US
dc.titleMeasuring social well-being : a critical review of the development, reliability and validity of social well-being measures with particular reference to selected measures in New Zealand : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Social Policy, Massey Universityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSocial Policyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorMassey Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US


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