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Evaluating sustainability of household consumption—Using DEA to assess environmental performance

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  • Mette Wier
  • Line Block Christoffersen
  • Trine Jensen
  • Ole Pedersen
  • Hans Keiding
  • Jesper Munksgaard

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We assess environmental performance across product types and across household types in order to evaluate environmental pressure from human activities. To so do, we combine family budget statistics, input-output tables, energy and material flow matrices, various types of emissions and environmental effects indices for various effect types (e.g. a global warming potential index, an ozone depletion potential index, etc). Subsequently, using DEA (Data Envelopment Analysis), we use these weighted environmental effects indices to form one environ-mental performance score for each family type and product type. We find that the environmental performance of each family type changes considerably across environmental effect types. The analysis of the overall environmental performance scores shows that families living in urban flats, especially the young and elderly families, have the most environmentally friendly consum-ption pattern. Middle income families living in houses have the least environmentally friendly consumer basket, and these families constitute a high share of all families in Denmark.

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  • Mette Wier & Line Block Christoffersen & Trine Jensen & Ole Pedersen & Hans Keiding & Jesper Munksgaard, 2005. "Evaluating sustainability of household consumption—Using DEA to assess environmental performance," Economic Systems Research, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 17(4), pages 425-447.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:ecsysr:v:17:y:2005:i:4:p:425-447
    DOI: 10.1080/09535310500284276
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    1. Huang, Chin-wei & Chiu, Yung-ho & Fang, Wei-ta & Shen, Neng, 2014. "Assessing the performance of Taiwan’s environmental protection system with a non-radial network DEA approach," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 74(C), pages 547-556.
    2. Halkos, George & Tzeremes, Nickolaos, 2011. "Does the Kyoto Protocol Agreement matters? An environmental efficiency analysis," MPRA Paper 30652, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Kagawa, Shigemi, 2008. "How does Japanese compliance with the Kyoto Protocol affect environmental productivity in China and Japan?," Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Elsevier, vol. 19(2), pages 173-188, June.
    4. George Halkos & Nickolaos Tzeremes, 2014. "Measuring the effect of Kyoto protocol agreement on countries’ environmental efficiency in CO 2 emissions: an application of conditional full frontiers," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 41(3), pages 367-382, June.

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