Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/107601
Authors: 
Eibich, Peter
Kholodilin, Konstantin
Krekel, Christian
Wagner, Gert G.
Year of Publication: 
2015
Citation: 
[Journal:] DIW Economic Bulletin [ISSN:] 2192-7219 [Volume:] 5 [Year:] 2015 [Issue:] 9 [Pages:] 127-133
Abstract: 
Aircraft noise is a particularly problematic source of noise as many airports are located in or near major cities and, as a result, densely populated areas are affected. Data from the Berlin Aging Study II (Berliner Altersstudie II, BASE-II), whose socio-economic module is based on the longitudinal Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) study which has been conducted since 1984, allows us to examine the effect of different levels of aircraft noise on the subjective wellbeing and health of the older residents of a major city, in this case Berlin. The findings show that the presence of aircraft noise, also measured using objective aircraft noise data, is associated with significantly reduced well-being, lower satisfaction with one's living environment, and poorer health. The association between well-being and a crossing altitude reduced by 100 meters is given certain assumptions - for crossing altitudes of between 1,000 and 2,500m - comparable to an income loss of between 30 and 117 euros per month.
Subjects: 
aircraft noise
well-being
health
BASE-II
SOEP
JEL: 
I31
R41
I12
Document Type: 
Article

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