Workplace environmental conditions and life satisfaction in Spain

García-Mainar, Inmaculada and Montuenga, Victor M. and Navarro Paniagua, Maria (2015) Workplace environmental conditions and life satisfaction in Spain. Ecological Economics, 119. pp. 136-146. ISSN 0921-8009

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This paper expands the research on subjective well-being and outdoor environmental conditions by considering environmental conditions indoors. Specifically, we examine the impact on life satisfaction of self-perceived levels of air and noise pollution in the workplace. We provide a monetary valuation of these environmental conditions, using the life-satisfaction approach. Our results demonstrate that poor air quality and high noise levels in the workplace markedly diminish life satisfaction. This holds even after we control for potential endogeneity arising from simultaneity of self-perceived workplace environmental variables and life satisfaction, by employing an instrumental variable strategy.

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Ecological Economics
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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Ecological Economics. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Ecological Economics, 119, 2015 DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2015.08.017
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