The Greener, the Happier? The Effects of Urban Green and Abandoned Areas on Residential Well-Being

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Christian Krekel; Jens Kolbe; Henry Wüstemann;
  • Publisher: Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) Berlin
  • Subject: waters | C23 | mental health | greens | green areas | Q51 | forests | EUA | GIS | R20 | Q57 | SOEP | spatial analysis | physical health | Life satisfaction, mental health, physical health, urban land use, green areas, greens, forests, waters, abandoned areas, SOEP, BASE-II, EUA, GIS, spatial analysis | BASE-II | life satisfaction | urban land use | abandoned areas
    • jel: jel:C23 | jel:Q57 | jel:R20 | jel:Q51
      ddc: ddc:330

This paper investigates the effects of urban green and abandoned areas on residential well-being in major German cities, using panel data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) for the time period between 2000 and 2012 and cross-section data from the European Urban... View more
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    2Intuitively, there might be endogeneity between the positive e ects of greens on mental and the positive e ects of greens on physical health (McDonald and Hodgdon, 1991; Steinberg et al., 1997; Padgett and Glaser, 2003; Arranz et al., 2007; Webster and Glaser, 2008).

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