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The Comparative Evaluation and of the Quality of Life in Local Governments of a Metropolitan Area

  • Korean Society and Public Administration
  • Abbr : KSPA
  • 2005, 16(2), pp.211-229
  • Publisher : Seoul Association For Public Administration
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Administration

Taejong Lee 1 Song Keon-Sup 2 LEE, SEUNG-CHAL 2 이곤수 3

1경주대학교
2대구대학교
3동아시아연구원

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the quality of life by the subjective indicators in local governments of a metropolitan area. There is increasing recognition that the quality of life is a very important issue and the local government should focus on improving it through delivering the appropriate public service. Then the results of public service need to be evaluated from the viewpoint of quality of life. This study suggests the measuring indicators in nine factors, and surveys how the residents in Daegu Metropolitan-city, Gyeongsan-city and Cheongdo-gun evaluate the level of conditions related with the quality of life in their administrative district. The results of the analysis summarize as follows: The residents' satisfaction in the general quality of life has a little improvement; Gyeongsan-city has the good condition of a healthy life, Cheongdo-gun has the good natural environment, and Daegu Metropolitan-city has the good conditions of education, social welfare, recreation and culture; the condition of a healthy life is a decisive factor on the quality of life; all residents' quality of life can be improved by linking their good conditions of life among local governments in a metropolitan area.

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