Climate and Individual Well-being
This paper investigates the influence of climate on well-being. While previous studies have compared the well-being of people living in different regions, this study focuses on individuals in one location. It is based on the daily data of 75 students for more than 400 days. Empirical analysis reveals that well-being is maximized at 17.5 degrees Celsius. The effects of the other meteorological variables--humidity, wind speed, sunshine hours, and precipitation--are not significant. However, the influence of temperature is weak and depends on the definition of well-being, a result that may be due to the mild climate of the Osaka region in Japan.
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|Date of creation:||Jan 2011|
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