Social Policy in Urban Environment

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  • Date Submitted: 03/27/2010 10:57 PM
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Social Policy in Urban Environment

“An individual’s social well being is a product of the environment they live in”, many debate has been put on this statement, to see whether nature or nurture affect human well being. In this paper one will explore the meaning of “well being”, what and which can be affect on one well being, and one will expand the view through research statistics to compare the regional environment within NSW of Australia to see the differences well-being experiences in differences environment.

As Downer, Rosemarie Theresa (2001) described in their work “Homelessness and its consequences : the impact on children’s psychological well-being” that human well-being has many descriptions. The term ‘well-being’ described ‘a good life’ in both physically (jobs, family, economically etc) and psychological (health, feeling of accomplishment etc), a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Well-being describes our happiness, confidence, physical condition and general outlook on life. The Australian Unity identifies seven life domains important to well-being: “material living standards; health; achievements in life; personal relationships; feelings of safety; community connectedness; and future security.” (Australian Unity,2008), in “The Well Being Manifesto” (Hamilton, Eckersley & Denniss, 2008) explain “…the factors are interrelated.”... “Our personal or subjective wellbeing is shaped by...our personal circumstances and choices, the social conditions we live in, and the complex ways in which all these things interact.” …“by the environment in which we live: .. our personalities appear to be changing over time as a result of social changes…” (Hamilton, Eckersley & Denniss, 2008), therefore people all try to strive for the happiness of well-being. A clean and healthy environment is vital for everyone’s well-being. While the overall quality of our environment is improving, the quality of the environment can vary between...
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