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Title:Life satisfaction and air quality in Europe PDF Logo
Authors:Ferreira, Susana
Akay, Alpaslan
Brereton, Finbarr
Cuñado, Juncal
Martinsson, Peter
Moro, Mirko
Issue Date:2012
Series/Report no.:Discussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6732
Abstract:Concerns for environmental quality and its impact on people's welfare are fundamental arguments for the adoption of environmental legislation in most countries. In this paper, we analyse the relationship between air quality and subjective well-being in Europe. We use a unique dataset that merges three waves of the European Social Survey with a new dataset on environmental quality including SO2 concentrations and climate in Europe at the regional level. We find a robust negative impact of SO2 concentrations on self-reported life satisfaction.
Subjects:air quality
SO2 concentrations
subjective well-being
life satisfaction
Europe
European Social Survey
GIS
JEL:I31
Q51
Q53
Q54
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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