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dc.contributor.advisorEmerson, Tisha Lin Nakao.
dc.contributor.authorJordan, Rebecca A.
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University. Dept. of Economics.en
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-05T19:40:02Z
dc.date.available2011-01-05T19:40:02Z
dc.date.copyright2010-12
dc.date.issued2011-01-05T19:40:02Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/8084
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. ).en
dc.description.abstractUsing the World Values Survey, we evaluate the differences in environmental preferences between the United States and two other global leaders, Western Europe and Canada, in order to discover whether there is evidence, at the citizen level, to support the international criticism that the majority of Americans are not concerned for the environment and are a hindrance to its protection. In addition, we study what individual characteristics are correlated with pro-environmental preferences. We do not find evidence that supports the criticism that the majority of Americans are less environmentally conscious than Western Europe and Canada in several indicators of environmental concern. In addition, we find that individual-level characteristics such as gender, age, size of the town of residence, employment status, education, and income are significant predictors of environmental preferences.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Rebecca A. Jordan.en
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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.rightsBaylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en
dc.subjectEnvironmental preferences.en
dc.subjectWorld Values Survey.en
dc.subjectCross-national study.en
dc.subjectEnvironmental issues.en
dc.subjectCriticism.en
dc.titleValuing the environment : a comparison of Western Europe, the US, and Canada.en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.description.degreeM.S.en
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen
dc.contributor.departmentEconomics.en


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