Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/204479
Authors: 
Liu, Yan
Chen, Xi
Yan, Zhijun
Year of Publication: 
2019
Series/Report no.: 
GLO Discussion Paper No. 407
Abstract: 
While adverse health effects of ambient air pollution have been well documented, there is scarce evidence on the impact of household air pollution (HAP) on mental health. We investigated the causal link between HAP exposure from the use of solid fuel on depressive symptoms using a nationally representative dataset of middle-aged and older population in China. Employing the propensity match score method (PSM), matching and adjusting for potential confounders, we found significantly higher Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) score and risk of depressive symptoms among solid fuel users than clean fuel users. These associations were especially stronger for older females who were less educated, of lower income, of higher body mass index, or had chronic diseases.
Subjects: 
Depression
Household solid fuel use
Household air pollution
Propensity Score Matching
CHARLS
JEL: 
I31
Q51
Q53
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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