Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/194451
Authors: 
Binder, Martin
Blankenberg, Ann-Kathrin
Welsch, Heinz
Year of Publication: 
2019
Series/Report no.: 
cege Discussion Papers No. 367
Abstract: 
Pro-environmental behavior depends on the behavior of others. For a UK panel data set, we find that individuals' pro-environmental behavior increases in the behavior of peers in their region. This happens the more so, the greener the self-image of an individual. Diversity of regional green behavior plays a further role, with fractionalization negatively related to pro-environmental behavior and polarization positively so: peer pressure exerts a less strong influence when behaviors are diverse, and a stronger influence when behaviors are very polarized.
Subjects: 
pro-environmental behavior
peer influence
prevalence
fractionalization
polarization
UKHLS
JEL: 
Q53
Q56
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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