Social Indicators Research

, Volume 88, Issue 2, pp 297–310 | Cite as

Urban Quality of Life: A Case Study of Guwahati

  • Daisy DasEmail author


This paper studies quality of life (QOL) in urban environment. The term environment has been used in broader sense, which includes physical, social and economic environment. A framework has been proposed which posits that QOL comprises objective condition of living and satisfaction from such living condition constitutes QOL. Such objective condition refers to objective QOL and satisfaction refers to subjective QOL. Dimension of QOL has been found to be multi dimensional. It has been found that both objective and subjective condition is important dimension of QOL. But correlation between objective and subjective QOL has been found not to be high. At the same time it has been found that satisfaction from condition of traffic is the lowest among all satisfaction variables.


Subjective QOL Objective QOL Environment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Humanities and Social SciencesIndian Institute of Technology-GuwahatiGuwahatiIndia

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