Indicators of Quality of Life in Latin America

  • Graciela Tonon

Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 62)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Methodology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Graciela Tonon, Lía Rodriguez de la Vega
      Pages 3-17
    3. Noelia Somarriba Arechavala, Pilar Zarzosa Espina
      Pages 19-56
  3. Urban Quality of Life: A Geographical View

  4. Quality of Life of Different Groups

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. Fermina Rojo-Perez, Gloria Fernández-Mayoralas
      Pages 275-294
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 295-303

About this book


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.


Measuring Quality of Life and Inequalities Methodology for the construction of new indicators Monitoring quality of life inequalities Personal wellbeing and Quality of Life among older adults Quality of Life by age-groups Quality of urban life

Editors and affiliations

  • Graciela Tonon
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Social SciencesUniversidad Nacional de Lomas de ZamoraBuenas AiresArgentina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-28840-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-28842-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1387-6570
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-0099
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