計畫編號 rdec-096-007 多年來，大多數國家皆以「經濟成長」做為重要的發展指標；而在社會發展領域中，迄今似尚未出現具代表性的指標。其中有以「生活品質」(quality of life)加以衡量者，也有以「人類發展指標」(Human Development Index- HDI)或「人類貧窮指標」(Human Poverty Index-HPI)測量社會發展狀況者；唯這些指標均被批評為加深了政策的碎片化，以致很難掌握個體與社會群體間的相互關聯性。近年來歐陸學者強調融福利政策、經濟政策、就業政策、司法政策甚至文化政策等於一體的研究指出了「社會品質」概念或可解決上述侷限。基於各國社會發展狀況不完全一致的事實，本計畫擬以「社會品質」研究次級資料之收集與分析為主，輔以專家學者焦點團體座談，據以提出「建構我國社會品質指標」可/應研究之方向與議題，以供決策者酌參。 In the past, “economic growth” has been considered as the main development indicators over most countries. However, consensus on social development indicators is lacking. Some has adopted "Quality of Life" measurements, others has relied upon "Human Development Index" and/or "Human Poverty Development Index". These indicators, nevertheless, have been criticized as deepening the fragmentation of social policy to the extent that it is rather difficult to comprehend the relationships between individuals and collectives. For this reason, "social quality" research propounded by European scholars in recent years which tried to integrate welfare policy, economic policy, employment policy, justice policy and cultural policy seem to shed some light in this regard. Cognizant of the fact that levels and nature of each country’s social development are not quite the same, this research expect to generate some policy research directions and issues of "social quality" for Taiwan based mainly on secondary data analysis and focus group discussion.