9 e 10 Settembre 2011 
      Centro Studi Cisl, Firenze  


Primo Workshop Internazionale AIQUAV

“Exploring and exploiting quality of life complexity (QoLexity):  epistemological, methodological 
and statistical issues”




The workshop starts from some reflections and questions …

Classical approaches to evaluation look at complexity as an obstacle to measuring quality of life in effective and practical ways. They draw upon aggregative and compensative tools (e.g., Composite indicators) in order to remove multidimensionality and nuances, in favour of oversimplified measures and representations of quality of life.

But are those measures and representations faithful and useful ones?

Can they be trusted for policy and decision-making purposes?

Or complexity, multidimensionality and nuances are what really matters and should be taken into account in the evaluation and representation process?

The workshop is aimed at gathering social scientists, economists and statisticians to take stock of the situation and discuss issues and possible solutions in exploring and exploiting quality of life complexity.


 

Organized by Filomena Maggino & Marco Fattore

 

Supported by 


Dipartimento di Metodi Quantitativi per le Scienze Economiche ed Aziendali – Uni-Bicocca 





Centro di Ricerca Interuniversitario per i servizi di Pubblica Utilità (CRISP)

 

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Accorded Patronages

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PROGRAMME

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September 9 (afternoon)

 

Opening session (15:00-15:15)

Welcome speeches: Filomena Maggino & Marco Fattore

 

Session I (15:15-16:30)

QoLexity in defining: epistemological and conceptual views

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Chair: Luciano Visentini

Professor – Università degli Studi di Firenze

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ALBERTO PERUZZI
Professor – Università degli Studi di Firenze
The uninvited guest: ethics below the complexity of quality Abstract -  Paper
GIAMPAOLO NUVOLATI
Professor – Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca
Quality of life: Global vs. Local  Abstract  - Slides
JAN BERNHEIM 
Professor - Vrije Universiteit Brussel
How to get serious answers to the serious question: 
‘How have you been?’: subjective quality of life (QOL) as an individual experiential emergent construct
 -Abstract  - Slides



Session II (17:00-19:00)

QoLexity: experiences and applications

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Chair: Heinz-Herbert Noll

President – International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies

Director – Social Indicators Research Centre, GESIS

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CASILDA LASSO DE LA VEGA

Professor – University of the Basque Country, Spain

Counting poverty orderings and deprivation curves -Abstract  -  Slides -  Paper

LINDA LAURA SABBADINI & CLAUDIA RINALDELLI

Italian National Institute of Statistics, ISTAT

An EU-SILC based composite indicator for material deprivation Abstract  - Slides

SABINA ALKIRE
University of Oxford
JOSE MANUEL
University of Oxford

MARIA EMMA SANTOS
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas – CONICET

SUMAN SETH
Research Officer at the Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI), Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford University
Multidimensional Poverty Index: New results, time comparisons and group disparities Abstract  -Slides
WALTER BOSSERT
Department of Economics and CIREQ, University of Montreal
 
CONCHITA D'AMBROSIO
Università degli Studi di Milano - Bicocca

Measuring Economic Insecurity Abstract  - Slides

ROMINA BOARINI

Head – Section Measuring Progress – Statistics Directorate – OECD

Summarizing quality of life through composite indices: highlights from Your Better Life Index  Abstract  -Slides

RAINER MUTHMANN

Head of Unit 
DB: 
Quality, methodology and information systems
Unit B-2: Methodology and research

DG EUROSTAT

European Commission

 

MARLEEN DE SMEDT

EUROSTAT – European Commission

Reflections within the European Statistical System (ESS) on the multidimensional measurement of QoL  Abstract     Slides



September 10 (morning)

 

Session III (9:00-11:00)

QoLexity in managing measures and analyses: statistical perspectives

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Chair: Enrico Giovannini

President – Italian National Institute of Statistics, ISTAT

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KENNETH LAND

John Franklin Crowell Professor of Demography and Sociology – Duke University – Durham (USA)

Scalability of Composite Indices of Well-Being -Abstract  -  Slides

STEFANO TARANTOLA

Researcher – European Commission – Joint Research Centre

 

ELENA GIACHIN RICCA

Researcher – Università degli Studi di Roma – Tor Vergata

Composite indicators of well-being: the relative importance of weights Abstract -  Slides

MATTEO MAZZIOTTA, ADRIANO PARETO

Italian National Institute of Statistics, ISTAT

Assessing quality of regional development from a non-compensatory point of view: measures and graphical representations Abstract  - Slides

MARCO FATTORE

Professor – Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca

 

FILOMENA MAGGINO

Professor – Università degli Studi di Firenze

Evaluation is not aggregation: assessing material deprivation through partial order theory Abstract  -  Slides

STEFANO DE FRANCISCI,  MICHELE FERRARA,  ANTONIO PITRONE 

Italian National Institute of Statistics, ISTAT

Investigating the complexity of reality with geo-analytics tools - Slides



Session IV – Roundtable (11:30-13:00)

QoLexity in managing decisions, between approximation and realism: 
policy perspective

Chair: Leonardo Morlino

President – International Political Science Association

Professor – School of Government, LUISS Guido Carli

 

 

Participants:

 

Enrico Giovannini

President – Italian National Institute of Statistics, ISTAT

  

Giampaolo Nuvolati

Professor – Università degli Studi Milano-Bicocca

 

Matteo Ricci

President  - Province of Pesaro-Urbino

 

Donato Speroni

Journalist – Teaching at the Urbino School Of Journalism

 

Luciano Visentini

Professor – University of Florence

 









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