The Ras Beirut Well-Being Survey

Project description

In 2009, the Neighborhood Initiative and a research team* from across AUB began planning a household survey to address questions that many residents themselves had: what kinds of households live in Ras Beirut now? What are their living conditions like? What are the main threats to health? And what are the sources of well-being?

To address these and other questions, a random sample of 674 households was interviewed in Ras Beirut and Ain Mreisseh in 2009 and 2010. The survey asked a wide range of questions about household structure; age, marital status and nationality; housing arrangements including housing tenure; income and household wealth; religiosity; education; health status, unhealthy practices; and quality of life. In October 2011, the results of the survey were displayed in three different public squares in the neighborhood over 3 consecutive days. See photos and media coverage below.


First name Last name Gender Rank Affiliated Institution Country
Livia Wick Female American University of Beirut Lebanon

Bio: Livia Wick is an assistant professor of anthropology in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the American University of Beirut. She received her Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2006. She teaches and does research on science, medicine, and society.

Afamia Kaddour Female

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Cynthia Myntti Female

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Sawsan Abdulrdhim Female

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Nisreen Salti Female

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Huda Zurayk Female

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Sociology & Anthropology

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