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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Income and Preferences for the Environment: Evidence from Subjective Well-Being Data
Author(s): Ferreira, Susana
Moro, Mirko
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Keywords: environmental preferences
environmental amenities
subjective well-being
life satisfaction
Social sciences
Quality of Life
Environmental economics
Issue Date: Mar-2013
Date Deposited: 30-May-2013
Citation: Ferreira S & Moro M (2013) Income and Preferences for the Environment: Evidence from Subjective Well-Being Data. Environment and Planning A, 45 (3), pp. 650-667.
Abstract: Do people care more about the environment as their income increases? In this paper we use a measure of subjective well-being to directly analyze whether the impact of a number of environmental amenities on self-reported life satisfaction varies with income. We find little empirical support for the marginal effects of environmental amenities being larger for the richest.
DOI Link: 10.1068/a4540
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