The Causal Effects of Income Support and Housing Benefits on Mental Well‐Being: An Application of a Bayesian Network

27 Pages Posted: 8 Jun 2017

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Oznur Ozdamar

Aydın Adnan Menderes University

Eleftherios Giovanis

Manchester Metropolitan University-Business School, Department of Economics, Policy and International Business; Aydin Adnan Menderes University, Nazilli Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences

Date Written: July 2017

Abstract

This study explores the causal effects of air pollution, income support, housing benefits and household income on the subjective mental well‐being in United Kingdom (UK). Additionally, the analysis considers the effects of air pollution and weather conditions. The estimates are based on data from the British Household Panel Survey. The results show that those who are unemployed or who have a low income and who claim the benefits report higher levels of mental well‐being than those who do not claim them. Moreover, the marginal willingness to pay (MWTP) for an improvement on air quality are lower in the case of the Bayesian Network.

Suggested Citation

Ozdamar, Oznur and Giovanis, Eleftherios, The Causal Effects of Income Support and Housing Benefits on Mental Well‐Being: An Application of a Bayesian Network (July 2017). Metroeconomica, Vol. 68, Issue 3, pp. 398-424, 2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2982693 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/meca.12131

Oznur Ozdamar (Contact Author)

Aydın Adnan Menderes University ( email )

Eleftherios Giovanis

Manchester Metropolitan University-Business School, Department of Economics, Policy and International Business ( email )

Business School
All Saints Campus
Manchester, M15 6BH
United Kingdom

Aydin Adnan Menderes University, Nazilli Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences ( email )

Nazilli IIBF
Sumer Kampusu
Aydin, Nazilli 09800
Turkey

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