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Quality of life in the economic and urban economic literature

Biagi, Bianca and Lambiri, Dionysia and Royuela, Vicente (2006) Quality of life in the economic and urban economic literature. Cagliari, CRENoS-CUEC. p. 21 (Working Papers CRENoS, 2006, 10). ISBN 88-8467-341-0. Working Paper.

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Quality of life is increasingly becoming a concept researched empirically and theoretically in the field of economics. In urban economics in particular, this increasing interest stems mainly from the fact that quality of life affects urban competitiveness and urban growth: research shows that when households and businesses decide where to locate, quality of life considerations can play a very important role. The purpose of the present paper is to examine the way economic literature and urban economic literature in particular, have adopted quality of life considerations in the economic thinking. Moreover, it presents the ways various studies have attempted to capture the multidimensional nature of the concept, and quantify it for the purposes of empirical research. Conclusions are drawn on the state of affairs regarding the study of quality of life in economics, as well as the problems of measurement arising mainly from the complex nature of the concept.

Item Type:Working Paper
ID Code:26
Uncontrolled Keywords:Urban economics, quality of life
Subjects:Area 13 - Scienze economiche e statistiche > SECS-P/02 Politica economica
Divisions:002 Altri enti e centri di ricerca del Nord Sardegna > CRENoS-Centro Ricerche Economiche Nord Sud, Università di Cagliari e Università di Sassari
001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Economia, impresa, regolamentazione
Copyright Holders:© 2002 CUEC 2004
Publisher Policy:Depositato per gentile concessione del CRENoS e di CUEC
Additional Information:Poi pubblicato come articolo in: Social Indicators Research (2007), vol. 84(1), p. 1-25.
Deposited On:18 Aug 2009 10:01

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