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Correlational findings

Study Luechinger (2007): study DE 1985

Public:
20+ aged, general public, Germany, followed 19 years, 1985-2003
Survey name:
DE-SOEP
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 33864
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: computer assisted (CAPI)

Correlate

Authors's label
Pollution
Our Classification
Operationalization
CHANGE in SO2 (μg/m3) concentration in air in region due to mandatory installation of scrubbing in powerplants
0 regions affected by this new technology
1 regions not yet affected (most polluted)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.01 p < .001 CHANGE in happiness by CHANGE in airpollution
b(-.005) controlled for
- Household income (ln)
- Personal characteristics
- Age
- Disabled
- Marital status
- Number of children
- Citizenship
- Employment status
- Work property
- Job tenure
- Working hours
- The time of interview
- City size

Stronger negative among
- environmentally concerned people
- people at risk
- large households

Less negative among high income groups

Instrumental variable analysis suggest stronger negative effect