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Environmental Quality and Life Satisfaction, Evidence Based on Micro-Data, Jérôme Silva, Femke de Keulenaer and Nick Johnstone

Abstract
Environmental conditions are likely to have an effect on people’s sense of life satisfaction, both directly and indirectly. In recent years there has been a burgeoning literature assessing the relationship between measures of environmental quality and subjective well-being. This type of studies can be a useful input into the setting of policy priorities. In this paper, the effects of individual and contextual factors on satisfaction with environmental quality and life satisfaction are assessed, using micro-data from a broad cross-section of OECD and non-OECD countries collected in the framework of the Gallup World Poll. In the analysis it is found that actual and perceived environmental quality has a significant effect on life satisfaction, with the magnitude being approximately half that of self-reported health status
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (40 p. )
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online

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