Title: Measuring quality of life for public policy: a case study of Lucknow City

Authors: Sanjay K. Singh

Addresses: Indian Institute of Management Lucknow, Prabandh Nagar, Off Sitapur Road, Lucknow – 226013, India

Abstract: The main aim of this study is to measure the quality of life and find out the key factors affecting the same using a case study of Lucknow City. The study is based on a survey of objective as well as subjective questions that are seen as indicators of quality of life. The people of Lucknow were asked to put their opinion on different measures of quality of life. The collected sample of over 300 responses on a questionnaire is subjected to principal component analysis, a statistical technique for dimensionality reduction of the dataset, and descriptive analysis. Principal component analysis revealed seven underlying factors/components as the key determinants of the quality of life in Lucknow. Out of these seven components, personal, social and economic well-being is found to be the most important one followed by the ambient environment, transport infrastructure and police services, housing facilities, social infrastructure, utility services, and social environment.

Keywords: quality of life; principal component analysis; PCA; descriptive analysis; Lucknow; India; public policy; case study; personal well-being; social well-being; economic well-being; ambient environment; transport infrastructure; police services; housing facilities; social infrastructure; utility services; social environment.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSSS.2015.071314

International Journal of Society Systems Science, 2015 Vol.7 No.3, pp.238 - 254

Available online: 20 Aug 2015 *

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