Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/10620/17611
Longitudinal Study: HILDA
Title: Valuing ecosystem diversity in South East Queensland: A life satisfaction approach
Authors: Fleming, C 
Ambrey, C. L. 
Fleming, C. M. 
Ambrey, C 
Institution: Griffith University
Issue Date: 3-Oct-2012
Publisher: Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise
Pages: Jan-22
1-22
Keywords: Non-market valuation
Biodiversity
Life satisfaction
Ecosystem diversity
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to use the life satisfaction approach to value ecosystem diversity in the South East Queensland bioregion. A respondent’s self-reported life satisfaction is a function of a number of socio-economic and demographic characteristics (including income) and is hypothesised to be a product of the degree of ecosystem diversity in an individual's local area. Results indicate that high levels of ecosystem diversity, ceteris paribus, increase self-reported life satisfaction. Specifically, we find that a one-unit improvement in ecosystem diversity is equivalent (in life satisfaction terms) to an increase in household income per annum of approximately AUD $11,000.
URL: http://www.griffith.edu.au/business-government/asia-pacific-centre-for-sustainable-enterprise/publications/working-paper-series/issue-3
ISBN: ISSN 1839-6356
Keywords: Location -- QLD; Satisfaction -- Life
Research collection: Technical working papers and reports
Reports and technical papers
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