Quality of Life in Mexico: A Formative Measurement Approach
Improving quality of life for community members has become increasingly important for policy makers and society in general. This article presents the results from a representative sample of citizens from south-western Mexico. Because it is argued that quality of life indexes are formative rather than reflective, an advanced statistical method (partial least square) is used to analyze the data. The quality of life index used in the study includes the domains of health, income, work, education, safety, public services, non-governmental community services, social contact, and happiness. The results suggest that monetary-oriented indicators such as income and work are less important for respondents than domains such as happiness, social contact, or community services. However, for some of the domains, age and gender inequalities are observed.
Felix, R., Garcia-Vega, J. Quality of Life in Mexico: A Formative Measurement Approach. Applied Research Quality Life 7, 223–238 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11482-011-9164-4
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