Consumption-Driven Environmental Impact and Age Structure Change in OECD Countries
AbstractThis paper examines two environmental impacts for which population has a substantial demonstrated influence: transport carbon emissions and residential electricity consumption. It takes as its starting point the STIRPAT framework and disaggregates population into four key age groups: 20-34, 35-49, 50-69, and 70 and older. Population age structureâ€™s influence was significant and varied across cohorts, and its profile was different for two dependent variables. For transport, young adults (20-34) were intensive, whereas the other cohorts had negative coefficients. For residential electricity consumption, age structure had a U-shaped impact: the youngest and oldest had positive coefficients, while the middle cohorts had negative coefficients.
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Volume (Year): 24 (2011)
Issue (Month): 30 (May)
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demography; environment; FMOLS panel cointegration; GHG emissions projections; IPAT; STIRPAT;
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