Ferreira S & Moro M (2013) Income and Preferences for the Environment: Evidence from Subjective Well-Being Data. Environment and Planning A, 45 (3), pp. 650-667. https://doi.org/10.1068/a4540
Do people care more about the environment as their income increases? In this paper we use a measure of subjective well-being to directly analyze whether the impact of a number of environmental amenities on self-reported life satisfaction varies with income. We find little empirical support for the marginal effects of environmental amenities being larger for the richest.
environmental preferences; environmental amenities; subjective well-being; life satisfaction; Social sciences; Quality of Life; Environmental economics
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