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Life satisfaction and air quality in Europe

Autores: Ferreira, Susana; Akay, Alpaslan; Brereton, Finbarr; Cuñado Eizaguirre, Juncal; Martinsson, Peter; Moro, Mirko; Ningal, Tine F.
Título de la revista: ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS
ISSN: 0921-8009
Volumen: 88
Páginas: 1 - 10
Fecha de publicación: 2013
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 analyze 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 SO.sub.2 concentrations and climate in Europe at the regional level. We find a robust negative impact of SO.sub.2 concentrations on self-reported life satisfaction