Spatial nature of urban well-being

Tutkimustuotos: Lehtiartikkelivertaisarvioitu

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Organisaatiot

  • University of Iceland
  • National Institute for Health and Welfare

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The evidence for connections between subjective well-being and spatial factors remains inconclusive, especially with respect to the immediate living environment. To fill this gap, this paper explores the relationship between individual-level subjective well-being and spatial variables in urban areas. This resolution is achieved by utilizing finely divided geographical information system (GIS)-based neighbourhood data, and controlling for objective and subjective spatial characteristics, as well as socio-spatial factors. The results suggest that subjective well-being has some spatial nature, but the direction of these relationships is highly dependent on the subjective well-being measure used. For example, central pedestrian zones flourish in terms of quality of life, whereas the highest happiness is reported in car-oriented zones. Overall, subjective spatial characteristics are more important for well-being than objective ones.

Yksityiskohdat

AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
Sivut959-973
Sivumäärä15
JulkaisuRegional Studies
Vuosikerta52
Numero7
Varhainen verkossa julkaisun päivämäärä15 syyskuuta 2017
TilaJulkaistu - 2018
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Julkaistu artikkeli, soviteltu

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