Happiness and Parks: An Empirical Approach 公开

Chilton, Jonah Hersh (2012)

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Happiness and Parks: An Empirical Approach
This paper investigates the empirical relationship between parks and subjective
happiness. Using a data set of 3,143 United States counties, I show that increasing
the number of parks per 25,000 people by one will increase the proportion of happy
population by .04%. I argue that building a new park is more effective than
augmenting the size of an existing one. The results suggest that accessibility is an
important factor in the efficacy of the provision of public parks.

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Table 1: Summary Statistics.......................................................................3

Table 2: The Effect of Parks on Happiness....................................................6

Table 3: Generalized Linear Model...............................................................9

Table 4: Variable Selection........................................................................10

Table 5: The Effect of Parks on Unhappiness................................................15

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