The intuitionistic fuzzy synthetic measure in a dynamic analysis of the subjective quality of life of citizens of European cities


complex phenomena measurement
subjective quality of life
intuitionistic fuzzy sets
aggregated ordinal data
European cities

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Kusterka-Jefmańska, Marta, Ewa Roszkowska, and Bartłomiej Jefmański. 2024. “The Intuitionistic Fuzzy Synthetic Measure in a Dynamic Analysis of the Subjective Quality of Life of Citizens of European Cities”. Economics and Environment 88 (1): 708.


The paper aims to measure and assess changes regarding the SQoL experienced by the residents of selected European cities over time. An Intuitionistic Fuzzy Synthetic Measure (IFSM) was applied to measure the SQoL. The measure allows taking into account the element of uncertainty expressed in the lack or refusal to answer. The analysis uses the results of studies on the SQoL conducted by the European Commission in the selected European cities. The method of constructing a pattern object proposed in the article allowed for assessing changes in the SQoL level of European city residents over time. The analysis showed that the subjective quality of life of the residents of European cities is systematically increasing during the period 2006-2019. However, we still observe large differences in the level of this phenomenon among the cities. The results of the research can be used to formulate assumptions or modify urban policies in EU cities to improve the quality of life of citizens.



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