versión ISSN 0250-7161
CELEMIN, Juan P. Asociación espacial entre fragmentación socioeconómica y ambiental en la ciudad de Mar del Plata, Argentina. EURE (Santiago) [online]. 2012, vol.38, n.113, pp. 33-51. ISSN 0250-7161. doi: 10.4067/S0250-71612012000100002.
Is there a relationship between peoples' socioeconomic level and the quality of the environment in which they live? To answer this question, spatial autocorrelation was used to associate a social and economic index with an environmental one, using the census tracts of Mar del Plata (Argentina). This demonstrated a positive answer to the question, i.e. those who possess economic resources have the capacity to live in a healthy environment. The integration of the variables ofthese two indices in a cluster analysis showed a spatial configuration similar to that obtained with the spatial autocorrelation. This reflected the need to improve environmental conditions in those lessfavoredsectors as, in addition to the economic context, a healthy environment is one ofthe factors necessary for good quality oflife.
Palabras clave : urban fragmentation; segregation; quality oflife; environmental quality; environmental indicators.