Owen, Ann L. and Videras, Julio and Wu, Stephen (2008): Identity and environmentalism: the influence of community characteristics.
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This paper examines the influence of community characteristics on self-proclaimed environmentalism. We find that the composition of a community affects the likelihood that a person claims to be a strong environmentalist, even after controlling for individual characteristics and pro-environment behaviors. Individuals are more likely to definitely agree they are strong environmentalists if they live in areas where a large share of the population has post-graduate degrees and if they live in heavily Democratic areas or heavily Republican areas. These community effects occur only when individuals are predisposed to take on an environmental identity.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Identity and environmentalism: the influence of community characteristics|
|Keywords:||identity; environmentalism; communicty effects|
|Subjects:||Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics
Z - Other Special Topics > Z1 - Cultural Economics; Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology > Z13 - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Social and Economic Stratification
|Depositing User:||Ann L. Owen|
|Date Deposited:||11. Dec 2008 09:24|
|Last Modified:||11. Feb 2013 21:36|
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