Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Community Planning (MCP)


Community Planning and Area Development

First Advisor

Marcia Marker Feld


The primary objective of this study is to develop a framework for a social indicators model which can characterize the quality of life at the level of a nation. Up to a certain extent, the development of such a model is dependent upon the particular application envisaged. For the purposes of illustration, the country of Italy was chosen for the application of the general methodology. The assessment focuses on the impact on the quality of life in Italy resulting from membership on the European Economic Community (EEC).



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.