Title: Children's satisfaction with the neighbourhood in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Authors: Graciela Tonon; Claudia Mikkelsen

Addresses: UNICOM, Institute of Social Studies of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Universidad Nacional de Lomas de Zamora, Manuel Arce 1189, Ciudad Autònoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina ' CONICET-Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Laprida 3756, Mar del Plata, Argentina

Abstract: This paper introduces an analysis of the relationship that boys and girls establish with the spaces in which they live, taking into account their satisfaction with the neighbourhood and their well-being, and paying special attention to the daily situation of boys and girls who reside in cities of Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. In terms of methodology, it is a research study in which the quantitative method was used and the International Survey of Children's Well-being (ISCWeB) was applied; an instrument created by Children's Worlds - international research network devoted to the study of child well-being all over the world. We worked with boys and girls between 8 and 10 years of age, during the period 2015-2018. The primary results reveal that children experience an intermediate level of satisfaction with their neighbourhood, and a lower level of satisfaction with the feeling of safety when walking through the streets of the neighbourhoods they inhabit.

Keywords: children; well-being; neighbourhood; satisfaction with; childhood geography; quality of life; safety; public places; free time; Argentina.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHD.2021.117792

International Journal of Happiness and Development, 2021 Vol.6 No.4, pp.351 - 367

Received: 09 Mar 2020
Accepted: 14 Jan 2021

Published online: 24 Sep 2021 *

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