ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Assessing Quality of Life in a Mining Region

This paper reports on an exploratory exercise to assess quality of life (QOL) in a mining region. The question is: does mining influence the QOL of the local people? The study, conducted using a QOL tool, suggests that while there is a difference in objective conditions between mining and non-mining regions, there is no statistically significant difference in satisfaction levels between the two, except for the environmental domain. This is especially important in the case of women, who report higher satisfaction levels but overall have a lower access to resources.
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