Welfare and Development: Concepts and Indicators

What is a good place to live?

This question doesn't have a straight answer. And even if you try to measure it numerically—say using GDP, education level, even happiness—every indicator will only answer a small part of the question.
This course will introduce a range of commonly available socioeconomic indicators. Students will learn about their pros and cons, where these can be found, learn how to visualize indicators on maps and answer for themselves what constitutes a good place to live and how they would measure it.

Course details

Academic level(s)Master
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUniversity Centre of the Westfjords
Begin date15.03.2021
End date26.03.2021
Registration deadline15.02.2021
ECTS credits4.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studySocial and behavioural science (broad programmes)Sociology and cultural studiesHealth (broad programmes)
Teaching placeÍsafjörður, Iceland
Tagswellbeingrural development
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