THE DETERMINANTS OF QUALITY OF LIFE IN RURAL AREAS FROM A GEOGRAPHIC PERSPECTIVE: THE CASE OF TUSCANY

Fabio Boncinelli, Gabriele Pagnotta, Francesco Riccioli, Leonardo Casini
  • Review of Urban and Regional Development Studies, July 2015, Wiley
  • DOI: 10.1111/rurd.12035

The determinants of quality of life in rural areas

What is it about?

This paper demonstrates that the accessibility to essential services is crucial for the viability of rural areas. The accessibility has been assessed from a geography perspective i.e. the average distance between houses and the closest service (schools, hospitals, kindergartens).

Why is it important?

The findings are relevant because demonstrate that in case the basic services' accessibility is not adequate, the abandonment of rural areas is unavoidable.

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