Award Date

5-2002

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Department

Environmental Science

Advisor 1

Helen Neill-Department Advisor

Number of Pages

27

Abstract

Hedonic price method studies have assumed that individuals consider air quality as a characteristic of their homes. The purpose of this study is to determine if air quality is a significant characteristic considered when an individual decides where to live. This study uses a survey to determine where air quality ranks amongst the different characteristics of a home. My results show that air quality is significant but ranks below structural and neighborhood characteristics.

Keywords

Air quality; Environmental goods; Hedonic price method; Home characteristics; Quality of life; Real estate values

Disciplines

Environmental Sciences | Real Estate

Language

English


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