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

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Book Chapter


Sarah Knight and Peter Howley

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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.


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


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