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dc.contributor.author Brereton, Finbarr
dc.contributor.author Clinch, J. Peter
dc.contributor.author Ferreira, S. (Susana)
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-19T16:29:14Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-19T16:29:14Z
dc.date.copyright Copyright 2007 Elsevier B.V en
dc.date.issued 2008-04
dc.identifier.citation Ecological Economics en
dc.identifier.issn 0921-8009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/885
dc.description.abstract In recent years, economists have been using socio-economic and socio-demographic characteristics to explain self-reported individual happiness or satisfaction with life. Using Geographical Information Systems (GIS), we employ data disaggregated at the individual and local level to show that while these variables are important, consideration of amenities such as climate, environmental and urban conditions is critical when analyzing subjective well-being. Location-specific factors are shown to have a direct impact on life satisfaction. Most importantly, however, the explanatory power of our happiness function substantially increases when the spatial variables are included, highlighting the importance of the role of the spatial dimension in determining well-being. en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier Science en
dc.subject Subjective well-being en
dc.subject Spatial amenities en
dc.subject Geography en
dc.subject Environment en
dc.subject Geographical Information Systems en
dc.subject.lcsh Well-being en
dc.subject.lcsh Geographic information systems en
dc.subject.lcsh Urban ecology (Sociology) en
dc.subject.lcsh Human beings--Effect of environment on
dc.title Happiness, geography and the environment en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.authorurl Finbarr Brereton (web page) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://www.ucd.ie/research/people/urbaninstitute/drfinbarrbrereton/ en
dc.internal.authorurl J. Peter Clinch (web page) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://www.ucd.ie/research/people/geogplanningenvpolicy/professorpeterclinch/ en
dc.internal.authorurl S. (Susana) Ferreira (web page) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://www.ucd.ie/research/people/geogplanningenvpolicy/drsusanaferreira/ en
dc.internal.authorid UCD0029 en
dc.internal.authorid UCD0035 en
dc.internal.authorid UCD0028 en
dc.internal.availability Full text not available en
dc.internal.webversions Publisher's version en
dc.internal.webversions http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2007.07.008 en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 65 en
dc.identifier.issue 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 386 en
dc.identifier.endpage 396 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2007.07.008
dc.neeo.contributor Ferreira|S. (Susana)|aut|UCD0028
dc.neeo.contributor Brereton|Finbarr|aut|UCD0029
dc.neeo.contributor Clinch|J. Peter|aut|UCD0035


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