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The Socioeconomic Determinants of Individual Environmental Concern: Evidence from Shanghai Data

Shen, Junyi; Saijo, Tatsuyoshi;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2007
Abstract
This study examines the influence of socioeconomic characteristics on eleven measures of environmental concern by applying a pooled sample of 1200 individuals in Shanghai, China. Previous studies, which made efforts to explain environmental concern as a function of social structure, suggest that there are traditionally five hypotheses (the age, gender, social class, residence, and political hypotheses) for socioeconomic determinants, which are associated with individual environmental concerns. Unlike those methodologies adopted in many previous studies, we apply an ordered probit model to test three hypotheses (the age, gender, and social class hypotheses) in th...
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free text keywords: Socioeconomic determinants, Environmental Concern, Ordered Probit Model, Chinese, jel:C25, jel:C81, jel:Q59
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