Social Indicators Research Series

Indicators of Quality of Life in Latin America

Editors: Tonon, Graciela (Ed.)

  • Casts new light on the use of different types of indicators for measuring quality of life in Latin America: quantitative, qualitative and synthetic 
  • Presents research on methodology for the construction of new indicators, quality of urban life and quality of life by age-groups from a Latin American perspective 
  • With contributions written by authors from Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico and Venezuela
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This volume sheds new light on the use of quantitative, qualitative and synthetic indicators for the measurement of quality of life in different countries of Latin America. Organized in three parts, the book presents the methodology for the construction of new indicators, discusses quality of urban life from a geographical perspective, and examines quality of life of different populations. The book focuses on the social, economic, political, geographical and demographic dimensions. It covers a wide range of topics, including the ways to measure social, political and spatial inequalities, the changes in urban quality of life, the construction of a synthetic indicator for the assessment of habitability, the measuring of spatial segregation in midsize and smaller cities by using thematic cartography and synthesis maps, and the concept of habitability. It includes research conducted on the quality of life of different population groups: working boys and girls, high-school students, and older people.

About the authors

Argentinean. Doctorate in Political Science (USAL), Argentina. Post-doctoral studies - CIMESS (University of Florence), Italy. Masters in Political Science (IDAES-UNSAM). Bachelors in Social Services. Director of UNI-COM (University-Community Relations) at the School of Social Sciences at the National University of Lomas de Zamora. She is a full-time professor at graduate and undergraduate levels, and a research professor in the School of Social Sciences at the National University of Lomas de Zamora, and at the School of Social Sciences at the University of Palermo. She is professor at the National University of La Matanza, Information Officer in Human Development and Capability Association. Vice-president of external affairs at International Society for Quality of Life Studies. Director and reviewer of research papers and doctoral theses at various universities in several countries throughout Latin America. CONEAU (National Commission for University Evaluation and Accreditation) peer reviewer for the Ministry of Education, Argentina. She has written books, book chapters, and scientific articles in Spanish and English on areas of interest, including: quality of life, research methodology, youth, and social work.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Measuring Quality of Life and Inequalities in South America

    Tonon, Graciela (et al.)

    Pages 3-17

  • Quality of Life in Latin America: A Proposal for a Synthetic Indicator

    Somarriba Arechavala, Noelia (et al.)

    Pages 19-56

  • A New Index for Study Quality of Life (LQI), Argentina: Combining Socioeconomic and Enviromental Indicators

    Velázquez, Guillermo Angel

    Pages 57-77

  • How Are We Today? Quality of Urban Life in Argentina First Contributions from the Households Permanent Survey (2003–2012)

    Lucero, Patricia Iris (et al.)

    Pages 81-108

  • Urban Quality of Life in Santa Fe Province: Demographic, Social and Territorial Processes Between 1991 and 2010

    Gómez, Néstor Javier

    Pages 109-149

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
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Hardcover $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-28840-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Indicators of Quality of Life in Latin America
Editors
  • Graciela Tonon
Series Title
Social Indicators Research Series
Series Volume
62
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-28842-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-28842-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-28840-6
Series ISSN
1387-6570
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 303
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations, 39 illustrations in colour
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