Neighborhood Pollution and Subjective Health Public Deposited

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  • March 22, 2019
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  • Samuel-Peterson Keah, Niobra
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Sociology
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  • In response to a call for more research documenting the association between pollution and subjective health, I use data collected by The Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) between 1990 and 2007 to explore the association between neighborhood pollution and subjective health. Using regression analysis, I find that both neighborhood and individual level characteristics contribute to an association between neighborhood pollution and subjective health. Statistically, I also explore gender as a possible modifier in the proposed association and find minimal statistical support. Possible explanations for this finding are discussed in the conclusions. This research gives insight into how pollution may be associated with an individual's well-being. An addition, conclusions expand the implications of my findings on environmental justice campaigns and public health concerns.
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  • Harris, Kathleen Mullan
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  • Master of Arts
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  • 2012
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