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Quality of Life in the Economic and Urban Economic Literature

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  • Dionysia Lambiri

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  • Bianca Biagi

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  • Vicente Royuela

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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.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Social Indicators Research.

Volume (Year): 84 (2007)
Issue (Month): 1 (October)
Pages: 1-25

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Handle: RePEc:spr:soinre:v:84:y:2007:i:1:p:1-25

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Keywords: Quality of life; Urban economics; R00; I31; R12;

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