Perception and Evaluation of the Quality of Life in Florence, Italy

  • Filomena Maggino
Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 28)

In 2003, the City of Florence (Italy) in conjunction with the Department of Statistics at the University of Florence conducted research regarding the citizens’ perception and evaluation of the quality of life (QOL) in the city of Florence. The focus of the study was to identify residents’ needs and develop programs and policies to enhance their QOL. The study also attempted to develop specific indicators of QOL aimed at measuring and assessing the levels of suitability of the living conditions that the city of Florence offers to its inhabitants.


Cultural Dimension Cronbach Alpha Composite Indicator Professional Condition Personal Safety 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Filomena Maggino
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  1. 1.Researcher and Professor of Social StatisticsUniversità degli Studi di FirenzeItaly

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