DAVID ROCKEFELLER CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES
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Beyond Facts

Understanding Quality of Life, Development in the Americas 2009

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HARDCOVER

$49.95 • £39.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9781597820790

Publication Date: 03/31/2009

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272 pages

100 black and white illustrations, 2-color throughout

David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies

World

This book serves as a complement to traditional neoclassical economic and public policy literature. The presentation and analysis are useful guides for anyone interested in the relationship between reality and perception, relevant to development and public policy. The book eschews reliance on traditional indicators of quality of life and instead asks Latin Americans, through opinion polls, about their perception of their quality of life. The authors use regional, national, and international data to add both breadth and depth to their analysis. The book combines sociology, politics, culture, public opinion analysis, and economics to explain quality of life and issues surrounding it in an accessible, interesting manner.—S. Amin Gutiérrez de Piñeres, Choice

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