The goal of this study was to examine factors affecting the quality of life of Latino residents of Little Village - a predominantly Latino urban gateway community in the city of Chicago. Two focus groups with Latino residents and eleven interviews with stakeholders in this community were employed to collect the data. The findings show that the quality of life of Latino residents was affected by a number of interrelated factors, including environmental degradation, insufficient access to open spaces, low sense of community, fear of crime, and undocumented status of many residents. Findings of this study are discussed and a number of practical implications are provided.
- Quality of life
- Urban gateway communities
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health(social science)
- Geography, Planning and Development