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Wolfgang Glatzer

Estes-Sirgy About the Authors GlatzerWolfgang Glatzer holds a diploma in sociology, social policy, and economics from Goethe University at Frankfurt and a PhD from the University of Mannheim. Most of his working life he spent as a professor of sociology in the department for Gesellschaftswissenschaften (Social Sciences) at Goethe University, Frankfurt. His lifetime research focuses on social structural and cultural change, quality of life and well-being, the welfare state, and household production. He has published several books, including Social Change and Societal Monitoring; Rich and Poor; Challenges for Quality of Life in the Contemporary World; Global Handbook of Quality of Life. He is the author or editor of several hundred scientific articles in 12 languages and of contributions to broadcasting and television. He held key positions in the Special Research Department, Microanalytical Foundations of Society. He is a founding member of the international research group, Comparative Charting of Social Change. He is past president of the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies. He was invited to be a fellow at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg. His recent research interests emphasize global well-being and quality of life. E-mail:
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