Life Satisfaction and Air Quality in Europe

By: Akay, Alpaslan
Brereton, Finbarr
Cunado, Juncal
Ferreira, Susana
Martinsson, Peter
Moro, Mirko
Ningal, Tine F
URL: http://d.repec.org/n?u=RePEc:stl:stledp:2013-02&r=ltv
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
Date: 2013-02
By: Akay, Alpaslan
Brereton, Finbarr
Cunado, Juncal
Ferreira, Susana
Martinsson, Peter
Moro, Mirko
Ningal, Tine F
URL: http://d.repec.org/n?u=RePEc:stl:stledp:2013-02&r=ltv
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
About these ads

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 156 other followers

%d bloggers like this: