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Understanding Quality of Life in Seoul 2000

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1케임브리지대학교 지리학과

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ABSTRACT

Over the past few decades, interest in quality of life(QOL) has dramatically increased. QOL geography helps to detect deprived areas and subsequently contribute to the development of policy to improve the life of citizens. With this in mind, this study focuses on creating and mapping a multiple deprivation index for Seoul in 2000, using the variables related to the environment, socio-economic status and poverty. The environmental variables include the percentage of built-up areas and vegetation index. The demographic, and socio-economic indicators include population density, local-tax, the number of hospitals, and the number of cars. The poverty indicators include the number of social‐welfare recipients and the handicapped. Principle component analysis is used to integrate these variables into one final index of QOL. The produced loading scores of the first three components, whose eigenvalues are greater than 1, are assigned to a ward(Dong) level boundary map to detect the deprived areas. Subsequently, the final index of QOL is produced by combining the three standardized values of loading scores. Overall, this study is significant as it identifies pockets of deprivation that can subsequently be targeted to minimize spatial inequality by the way of improving the allocation of limited resources.

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