Involvement in environmental causes, does the joint effect between subjective income and the performance of the country matter?
AbstractAbstract:Previous research has shown that richer people are more likely to engage in an environmentalcause. We extend it by considering the joint effect between subjective income and a set of macroeconomicvariables. For doing so, we employ the fifth wave of the World Values Survey (WVS).This study provides clear evidence that even when both factors matter, people´s attitudes cruciallydepend on the interaction effect. Hence, those measures that affect the characteristics of thecountry would also change the disposition to be involved.Resumen:La literatura previa muestra que los más ricos tienen una probabilidad mayor de involucrase encausas medioambientales. El aporte de este trabajo es analizar si hay un efecto conjunto entreel ingreso subjetivo y el desempeño del país de residencia sobre esta probabilidad. Para ello, seutiliza la quinta ola de la Encuesta Mundial de Valores. Se muestra que el ingreso subjetivo y lascaracterísticas del país de residencia son determinantes claves de estas actitudes así como lo esel efecto-interacción entre estas variables. Por lo tanto, las medidas que afecten las característicasde los países podrían tener un impacto relevante en la disposición de los individuos a participar.
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Environmental economics; environmental quality; income; human development.;
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