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Title:A new way of monitoring the quality of urban life PDF Logo
Authors:Lora, Eduardo
Powell, Andrew
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:Working paper // World Institute for Development Economics Research 2011,12
Abstract:A growing number of cities around the world have established systems of monitoring the quality of urban life. Many of those systems combine objective and subjective information and attempt to cover a wide variety of topics. This paper introduces a simple method that takes advantage of both types of information and provides criteria to identify and rank the issues of potential importance for urban dwellers. The method combines the so-called 'hedonic price' and 'life satisfaction' approaches to value public goods. Pilot case results for six Latin American cities are summarized and policy applications are discussed.
Subjects:urban economics
quality of life
Latin America
public goods
hedonic price method
life satisfaction method
JEL:R00
R21
R23
ISBN:978-92-9230-375-4
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:WIDER Working Papers, United Nations University (UNU)

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