B.M.S. van Praag
- The quality of life in Latin American cities: markets and perception
- Number of pages
- Washington D.C.: Inter-American Development Bank; World Bank
- Latin American development forum series
- Document type
- Book editing
- Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB)
- Amsterdam School of Economics Research Institute (ASE-RI)
A growing number of cities around the world have established systems for monitoring the quality of urban life. Many of those systems combine objective information with subjective opinions and cover a wide variety of topics. This book assesses a method that takes advantage of both types of information and offers criteria to identify and rank the issues of potential importance for urban dwellers. This method—which combines the so-called "hedonic price" and "life satisfaction" approaches to value public goods—was tested in pilot studies in six Latin American cities: Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Lima, Medellín, Montevideo, and San José of Costa Rica.
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