ISBN-10:
0821378376
ISBN-13:
9780821378373
Pub. Date:
07/08/2009
Publisher:
Bernan Distribution
Monitoring the Urban Quality of Life in Latin America

Monitoring the Urban Quality of Life in Latin America

by World Bank

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ISBN-13: 9780821378373
Publisher: Bernan Distribution
Publication date: 07/08/2009
Series: Latin American Development Forum Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Preface xix

Acknowledgments xxv

Abbreviations xxvii

1 Latin American Cities: Their Origins, Achievements, and Problems Eduardo Lora 1

2 Measuring Quality of Life in Latin America's Urban Neighborhoods: A Summary of Results from the City Case Studies Andrew Powell Pablo Sanguinetti 31

3 Toward an Urban Quality of Life Index: Basic Theory and Econometric Methods Bernard M.S. van Praag Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell 65

4 Well-Being at the Subcity Level: The Buenos Aires Neighborhood Quality of Life Survey Guillermo Cruces Andrés Ham Martín Tetaz 91

5 Quality of Life in Urban Neighborhoods of Bogotá and Medellín, Colombia Carlos Medina Leonardo Morales Jairo Núñez 117

6 Pricing Amenities in Urban Neighborhoods of Costa Rica Luis J. Hall Juan Robalino Róger Madrigal 161

7 Influence of Individual, Urban, and Civil Society Spheres on Quality of Life in Metropolitan Lima, Peru Lorena Alcázar Raúl Andrade 187

8 Housing and Neighborhood Satisfaction in Montevideo, Uruguay Zuleika Ferre Néstor Gandelman Giorgina Piani 223

Index 255

Figures

1.1 Urban Population, by Continent 3

1.2 Homeowners in the Lowest Two Income Quintiles Holding Title Deeds, Selected Countries, 2007 7

1.3 Home Ownership, by Income Decile, Selected Cities, 2000 or Latest Available Year 11

1.4 Substandard Home Construction, by Income Decile, Selected Cities, 2000 or Latest Available Year 11

1.5 Households Lacking Any Public Service, by Income Decile, Selected Cities, 2000 or Latest Available Year 12

1.6 Percent of People Who Feel Safe Walking Alone at Night, Selected Countries, 2007 22

1.7 Percentage of People Who Have Confidence in Local Police Force, Selected Countries, 2007 23

1.8 Percentage of People Whose Money Was Stolen in Preceding 12 Months, by Region and Income Level, 2007 24

1.9 Percentage of People Who Feel Safe Walking Alone at Night in Their City, by Region and Income Level, 2007 24

1.10 Perceived Importance of Selected Urban Problems, 2007 26

3.1 Satisfaction Indifference Curves 72

3.2 Two-Layer Model of Domain and Life Satisfaction 81

4.1 Distributor of QoL 111

5.1 Distribution of the ICV Index in Localidades of Bogotá (2003) and Comunas of Medellín (2006) 119

5.2 Life Satisfaction and Welfare, Bogotá, 1997 and 2003 136

5.3 Life Satisfaction and Welfare, Medellín, 2006 142

5.4 Distribution of QoL Indexes, by Household, Bogotá (2003) and Medellín (2006) 146

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