The Effects and Costs of Air Pollution on Health Status in Great Britain

International Journal of Sustainable Economies Management, vol. 5, issue 1, 52-67, 2016

Posted: 5 May 2018

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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

Oznur Ozdamar

Aydın Adnan Menderes University

Date Written: September 30, 2016

Abstract

This study explores the effects of air pollution on self-reported health status and the health related costs in UK. The estimates are based on data from the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS). The effects of air pollution on individuals' health status are estimated and their monetary value is calculated. In particular, two main air pollutants are examined; ground-level ozone (O3) and carbon monoxide (CO). Moreover, various econometric approaches are followed. The annual monetary values of the health related costs for ground level O3 range between £21-£25 for a drop of one unit, while the respective values for the CO range between £19-£21.

Suggested Citation

Giovanis, Eleftherios and Ozdamar, Oznur, The Effects and Costs of Air Pollution on Health Status in Great Britain (September 30, 2016). International Journal of Sustainable Economies Management, vol. 5, issue 1, 52-67, 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3164955

Eleftherios Giovanis (Contact Author)

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

Oznur Ozdamar

Aydın Adnan Menderes University ( email )

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