Université de Neuchâtel

Improvement of quality of life through adaptation ? : A qualitative longitudinal approach on households in precarious prosperity in three european countries

Sieber, Rebekka ; Suter, Christian (Dir.) ; Budowski, Monica (Codir.) ; Bonvin, Jean-Michel (Codir.) ; Maeder, Philippe (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2018.

The present study investigates adaptation to precarious prosperity through linking quality of life research with social inequality research. The focus is on households in a specific socioeconomic position termed precarious prosperity. These households struggle to maintain a degree of secure prosperity and are a concern addressed by researchers and policy makers. The topic of adaptation is...

Université de Neuchâtel

Analyse comparative des méthodes économiques d'évaluation de la qualité de la vie : une application à la lombalgie chronique

Pellegrini, Sonia ; Jeanrenaud, Claude (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2005 ; 1827.

This thesis is a methodological study on the contingent valuation (CV), the standard gamble (SG) and the time trade-off (TTO) methods, three techniques used in economics to assess health-related quality of life. The question underlying the whole research is: are CV, SG and TTO "good" instruments to measure the utility associated to a health state? The theme is important since the values obtained...