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 environmental cause. We extend it by considering the joint effect between subjective income and a set of macroeconomic variables. 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 crucially depend on the interaction effect. Hence, those measures that affect the characteristics of the country would also change the disposition to be involved. Resumen: La literatura previa muestra que los más ricos tienen una probabilidad mayor de involucrase en causas medioambientales. El aporte de este trabajo es analizar si hay un efecto conjunto entre el ingreso subjetivo y el desempeño del país de residencia sobre esta probabilidad. Para ello, se utiliza la quinta ola de la Encuesta Mundial de Valores. Se muestra que el ingreso subjetivo y las características del país de residencia son determinantes claves de estas actitudes así como lo es el efecto-interacción entre estas variables. Por lo tanto, las medidas que afecten las características de los países podrían tener un impacto relevante en la disposición de los individuos a participar.
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