Life Satisfaction and Air Quality in Europe
Juncal Cuñado (),
Mirko Moro and
Tine F Ningal
No 2013-02, Stirling Economics Discussion Papers from University of Stirling, Division of Economics
Concerns for environmental quality and its impact on people's welfare are fundamental arguments for the adoption of environmental legislation in most countries. In this paper, we analyse the relationship between air quality and subjective well-being in Europe. We use a unique dataset that merges three waves of the European Social Survey with a new dataset on environmental quality including SO2 concentrations and climate in Europe at the regional level. We find a robust negative impact of SO2 concentrations on self-reported life satisfaction.
Keywords: GIS; European Social Survey; Europe; Life Satisfaction; Subjective Well-Being; SO2 Concentrations; Air Quality (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Journal Article: Life satisfaction and air quality in Europe (2013)
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