This book discusses the methods used to create quality of the life indexes. It suggests that economic liberty gives a considerably different view of the quality of life and provides a synthesis by combining the life attributes, both physical and environmental into a final set of world rankings.
1. An Introduction to Index Numbers 2. Measuring the Qualily of life Across Countries 3. Nonparametric Tests on the Physical Quality of Life 4. Measuring Economic Liberty Across Countries 5. Freedom of Choice and the Quality of Life