The impact of globalization on a country's quality of life: Toward an integrated model

M. Joseph Sirgy, Dong Jin Lee, Chad Miller, James E. Littlefield

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Abstract

The purpose of the paper is to develop a set of theoretical propositions to explain the impact of globalization on a country's quality of life (QOL). In this paper, we describe how globalization impacts the quality of life of residents of a country by first articulating the globalization construct (in terms of inflows and outflows of goods, services, capital, technology, and workers), second, articulating the country's QOL construct (in terms of economic, consumer, social, and health well being), and showing the relationships between globalization and a country's QOL. We develop a set of theoretical propositions to capture these relationships. Finally, we discuss the public policy and research implications of this study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-298
Number of pages48
JournalSocial Indicators Research
Volume68
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Sep 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Social Sciences(all)

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