Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/211486
Authors: 
Bertram, Christine
Goebel, Jan
Krekel, Christian
Rehdanz, Katrin
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
Kiel Working Paper No. 2147
Abstract: 
We study how urban land use fragmentation affects the subjective wellbeing of city residents. Therefore, we calculate fragmentation metrics based on the European Urban Atlas for 15,000 households in the German Socio-Economic Panel. Using random and fixed effects specifications, we find that fragmentation has little impact on wellbeing when aggregating over all land use types. Looking at particular land use types, however, we find that wellbeing is positively affected by lower average degrees of soil sealing, larger shares of vegetation, and a more heterogeneous configuration of medium and low density urban fabric, especially in areas with above average population density.
Subjects: 
Urban Land Use
Urban Land Use Fragmentation
Subjective Wellbeing
Life Satisfaction
Spatial Analysis
SOEP
GIS
JEL: 
C23
Q51
Q57
R20
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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