Quality of life and location-specific amenities : a subjective well-being approach

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dc.contributor.author Brereton, Finbarr
dc.contributor.author Clinch, J. Peter
dc.contributor.author Ferreira, S. (Susana)
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-19T16:48:17Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-19T16:48:17Z
dc.date.copyright Copyright Finbarr Brereton, J. Peter Clinch and Susana Ferreira (2005) en
dc.date.issued 2005-07
dc.identifier.issn 1649-5586
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/886
dc.description.abstract In recent years, economists have started using socio-economic and socio-demographic characteristics to explain self-reported individual happiness or satisfaction with life. Using data disaggregated at the individual and regional level, this paper shows that while these variables are relevant, consideration of amenities such as climate, environmental and urban conditions, typically employed in hedonic wage and housing regressions, is critical when analysing subjective well-being. Location-specific factors are shown to have a direct impact on life satisfaction, suggesting that their effect on quality of life is not fully captured by compensating differentials in housing and labour markets. en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Dublin. Department of Planning and Environmental Policy en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Planning and Environmental Policy Research Series en
dc.relation.ispartofseries PEP/05/05 en
dc.subject Life satisfaction en
dc.subject Subjective well-being en
dc.subject Hedonic regressions en
dc.subject Amenities en
dc.subject Location-specific factors en
dc.subject Socio-economic en
dc.subject Socio-demographic factors en
dc.subject Happiness en
dc.subject Quality of life en
dc.subject.lcsh Quality of life en
dc.subject.lcsh Well-being en
dc.subject.lcsh Human beings--Effect of environment on en
dc.subject.lcsh Social ecology en
dc.title Quality of life and location-specific amenities : a subjective well-being approach en
dc.type Working Paper 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 available en
dc.internal.webversions http://www.ucd.ie/gpep/gpepinfo/05-05.pdf en
dc.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.neeo.contributor Brereton|Finbarr|aut|UCD0029
dc.neeo.contributor Clinch|J. Peter|aut|UCD0035
dc.neeo.contributor Ferreira|S. (Susana)|aut|UCD0028

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