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dc.contributor.authorAmbrey, Christopher L.
dc.contributor.authorFleming, Christopher M.
dc.contributor.editorNguyen, Tom
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-16T08:09:25Z
dc.date.available2020-01-16T08:09:25Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.issn1837-7750
dc.identifier.otherRePEc:gri:epaper:economics:201201
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/390362
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the influence of public greenspace on the life satisfaction of residents of Australia's capital cities. A positive relationship is found between the percentage of public greenspace in a resident's local area and their self-reported life satisfaction. On average, it is found that a resident has an implicit willingness-to-pay of $1,168 in annual household income for a one-per-cent (143m2) increase in public greenspace. Additional results suggest that the relationship between public greenspace and life satisfaction is non-linear; that the value of greenspace increases with population density; and that lone parents, as well as the less educated and those living in high rise dwellings, benefit to a greater extent from the provision of public greenspace than the general population. Nevertheless, preferences for greenspace appear to be relatively homogenous. In all, life satisfaction data supports existing evidence that public greenspace is welfare-enhancing for urban residents, and adequate allowance should be made for its provision when planning urban areas.
dc.format.extent37 pages
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherGriffith University
dc.publisher.placeBrisbane, Australia
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto37
dc.subject.keywordsQ51 - Valuation of Environmental Effects
dc.subject.keywordsC21 - Single Equation Models; Single Variables: Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models; Quantile Regressions
dc.subject.keywordsR20 - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Economics: Household Analysis: General
dc.subject.keywordsGreenspace
dc.subject.keywordsnon-market valuation
dc.subject.keywordslife satisfaction
dc.subject.keywordshappiness
dc.subject.keywordsHousehold Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA)
dc.subject.keywordsGeographic Information Systems (GIS)
dc.title2012-01: Public greenspace and life satisfaction in urban Australia (Working paper)
dc.typeReport
dc.type.descriptionDiscussion Paper
gro.facultyGriffith Business School
gro.description.notepublicEconomics and Business Statistics
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright © 2010 by author(s). No part of this paper may be reproduced in any form, or stored in a retrieval system, without prior permission of the author(s).
gro.date.issued2012
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gro.griffith.authorFleming, Christopher


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