Quantifying the health and well-being effects of green lifestyle choices in a built environment context

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Conference Paper


Jan-Otto Jandl and Franz Fuerst

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This paper examines the effect of voluntary commitments to sustainable living on self-reported household wellbeing as well as its potential contributions to higher-level environmental and climate change initiatives and policies. To this aim, we combine household panel data from the UK and Germany to estimate these effects based on green lifestyle measures and a set of exogenous and control variables. We find empirical preliminary evidence of higher well-being and health in individuals and households that have pro-environmental attitudes and lifestyles.


Environmental Sociology, Psychology, Households, Well Being, Health and Social Behaviour