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Involvement in environmental causes, does the joint effect between subjective income and the performance of the country matter?

Natalia Melgar () and Maximo Rossi ()

REVISTA DE ECONOMÍA DEL ROSARIO, 2012

Abstract: Abstract:Previous research has shown that richer people are more likely to engage in an environmentalcause. We extend it by considering the joint effect between subjective income and a set of macroeconomicvariables. For doing so, we employ the fifth wave of the World Values Survey (WVS).This study provides clear evidence that even when both factors matter, people´s attitudes cruciallydepend on the interaction effect. Hence, those measures that affect the characteristics of thecountry would also change the disposition to be involved.Resumen:La literatura previa muestra que los más ricos tienen una probabilidad mayor de involucrase encausas medioambientales. El aporte de este trabajo es analizar si hay un efecto conjunto entreel ingreso subjetivo y el desempeño del país de residencia sobre esta probabilidad. Para ello, seutiliza la quinta ola de la Encuesta Mundial de Valores. Se muestra que el ingreso subjetivo y lascaracterísticas del país de residencia son determinantes claves de estas actitudes así como lo esel efecto-interacción entre estas variables. Por lo tanto, las medidas que afecten las característicasde los países podrían tener un impacto relevante en la disposición de los individuos a participar.

Keywords: Environmental economics; environmental quality; income; human development. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: K32 O12 O13 Q50 Q56 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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