Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/10620/17726
Longitudinal Study: HILDA
Title: Estimating the cost of air pollution in South East Queensland: An application of the life satisfaction non-market valuation approach
Authors: Chan, A 
Ambrey, C 
Fleming, C 
Publication Date: Feb-2013
Keywords: Air Pollution
Life Satisfaction
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Happiness
Abstract: Making use of data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey coupled with air pollution data generated by The Air Pollution Model (TAPM), this paper employs the life satisfaction approach to estimate the cost of air pollution from human activities in South East Queensland. This paper offers at least three improvements over much of the existing literature: (1) within- (as opposed to cross-) country variations in air pollution are considered; (2) very high resolution air pollution data is employed; and (3) weather variables are included as controls within the life satisfaction function. A strong negative relationship is found between ambient concentrations of PM10 and life satisfaction, yielding a substantial willingness-to-pay for pollution reduction.
Conference: Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics 57th Annual Conference
Conference location: Sydney
Keywords: Life Events; Satisfaction -- Life
Research collection: Conference Papers
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers

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