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Longitudinal Study: HILDA
Title: Valuing ecosystem diversity in South East Queensland: A life satisfaction approach
Authors: Ambrey, C 
Fleming, C. M. 
Institution: Griffith University
Publication Date: Oct-2012
Publisher: Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise
Pages: 1-22
Keywords: Non-market valuation
Life satisfaction
Ecosystem diversity
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to use the life satisfaction approach to value ecosystem diversity in the South East Queensland bioregion. A respondent’s self-reported life satisfaction is a function of a number of socio-economic and demographic characteristics (including income) and is hypothesised to be a product of the degree of ecosystem diversity in an individual's local area. Results indicate that high levels of ecosystem diversity, ceteris paribus, increase self-reported life satisfaction. Specifically, we find that a one-unit improvement in ecosystem diversity is equivalent (in life satisfaction terms) to an increase in household income per annum of approximately AUD $11,000.
ISBN: ISSN 1839-6356
Keywords: Location -- QLD; Satisfaction -- Life
Research collection: Reports and technical papers
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