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Book Chapter Insights 2018-19: Findings from the UK Household Longitudinal Study

What is the impact of air pollution on life satisfaction for people living in England?

Authors

Editors

Michaela Benzeval, Magda Borkowska, Charlotte Hamilton, Susan Harkness, Rebecca Parsons, Raj Patel, and Alina Pelikh

Publication date

2018

Summary

Key points: Increases in air pollution from nitrogen dioxide had a negative impact on people’s life satisfaction.
The size of the estimated effect of nitrogen dioxide levels on life satisfaction was comparable to many ‘big-hitting’ life events.

Subjects

Environmental Sociology, Area Effects, Psychology, Geography, and Well Being

Links

https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/research/findings


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