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dc.contributor.authorMenny, Claasen_US
dc.contributor.authorOsberghaus, Danielen_US
dc.contributor.authorPohl, Maxen_US
dc.contributor.authorWerner, Uteen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-17T14:13:54Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-17T14:13:54Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/51357-
dc.description.abstractIn two empirical surveys in Germany the link between the information respondents have about climate change and their risk perception of the phenomenon was analysed. We found that a better understanding of the effects of climate change might lead to a decrease of the perceived hazard. In contrast, a high self-declared knowledge about climate change might correspond with higher risk perception. Further factors affecting the risk perception of climate change are gender, experience of extreme weather events and trust in external aid. Surprisingly, information campaigns based on scientific facts are not effective for increasing risk perception and willingness to insure. Higher risk perception might induce higher interest in precautionary measures like insurance.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) Mannheimen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesZEW Discussion Papers 11-060en_US
dc.subject.jelQ54en_US
dc.subject.jelQ58en_US
dc.subject.jelD83en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordClimate Changeen_US
dc.subject.keywordKnowledge Illusionen_US
dc.subject.keywordInsuranceen_US
dc.subject.keywordRisk Perceptionen_US
dc.subject.keywordInformationen_US
dc.subject.keywordPsychometric paradigmen_US
dc.titleGeneral knowledge about climate change, factors influencing risk perception and willingness to insureen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn671534386en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zewdip:11060-
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