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A Sociological Analysis of Life Conditions within Kurdish Society: Kurdish People’s Quality of Life (1998-2013)

(The full text of the article is in English.)

ABSTRACT: Quality of life research nowadays has become an important discipline within the social science and humanities. It has developed itself out of the social indicators movement as a tool of social reporting or socio-economic evaluation of people’s life conditions. Advancements in the field accelerated the research diversification in a way that today we encounter very much cutting-edge, professional subfields of quality of life, and many leading scientists within the discipline. Alex C. Michalos, Ed Diener, Heinz Herbert Noll, Ruut Veenhoven, Richard Easterlin and Wolfgang Schulz are only a few names within hundreds of scientists who contributed to the discipline and its advancement to recognize important indicators of humankinds’ well-being and quality of life. Combinative model of Wolfgang Schulz has been used to evaluate the quality of life of Kurdish populations around the world and this article has tried to summarize some findings of those researches.

Keywords: Quality of life, subjective quality of life, life satisfaction, Kurdish population in Iran, Iraqi Kurdistan region, Kurdish immigration around world.

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About Fereydoon RAHMANI

Assistant Professor, University of Duhok, Kurdistan / Dr. Zankoya Dihokê, Kurdistan

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