Housing and determinants of objective well-being in Bamako renter households
This research is part of work on the link between housing and objective well-being, combining the characteristics of the utilitarian approach with those of the capabilist approach while highlighting the spatial dimension. It proposes to develop and test a method which makes it possible 1) to identify the potentially constitutive elements of objective well-being in housing and 2) to determine, based on the declared preferences of households, the most suitable housing or the less pleasant for them. Empirical analyzes have revealed to us that the type and size of the household as well as the area of residence appear to be the primary constituent elements of household well-being in housing and that it is in certain peri-urban municipalities in urban centers that their well-being -being in housing would be the highest and at the lowest cost. Thus, the rent paid for accommodation varies depending on the size of the accommodation which also depends on the size of the household and its place of residence. The high cost of rent is a handicap to the objective well-being of the household because it is a burden on its income. However, when the household is well housed, it is spared from several respiratory, skin and infectious diseases. This can allow the household to save on its income in order to ensure the education and good health of its family, the basis of the well-being and development of a nation. Any government policy in the search for development must ensure the well-being of the population and therefore of households. Indeed, the consumption of housing by the household is a key factor in achieving its objective well-being.
Keywords: housing, determinants, objective well-being, tenant households, Bamako
Classification JEL: I31 J12
Paper type: Empirical Research
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