Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/40684
Authors: 
Torgler, Benno
García Valiñas, María A.
Macintyre, Alison
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
Nota di lavoro // Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei: CCMP, Climate change modelling and policy 2008,18
Abstract: 
The paper investigates empirically the differences in preferences towards protection of the environment. Using seven different dependent variables to focus on the impact of age, gender and children we use a large micro data set covering data from 33 Western and Eastern European countries. The results indicate that women have both a stronger preference towards the environment and a stronger willingness to contribute. Moreover, we observe the tendency of a negative correlation between age and environmental preferences. However, a positive effect is visible once we focus on the impact of age on social norms (environmental morale). Finally, we were not able to observe that having children is positively correlated with a stronger preference towards the environment.
Subjects: 
Environmental Preferences
Environmental Morale
Gender
Age
Children
JEL: 
H260
H730
D640
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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