Time Preferences and Environmental Concern: An Analysis of the Swiss ISSP 2010

Franzen, Axel; Vogl, Dominikus (2013). Time Preferences and Environmental Concern: An Analysis of the Swiss ISSP 2010. International journal of sociology, 43(4), pp. 39-62. M.E. Sharpe 10.2753/IJS0020-7659430401

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This study analyzes the trend of environmental concern in Switzerland using data from the International Social Survey Program (ISSP) 1993, 2000, and 2010. First, we compare the observed trend with indicators of the intensity of public debate regarding the environment. The results show that both the number of articles dealing with environmental issues in print newspapers and the debates in the Swiss parliament strongly increased during the observed period. The ecological awareness of the population, however, remained constant over this time. Second, we scrutinize the "social basis" of environmental concern paying particular attention to individuals' time preferences. Third, we investigate the relationship between environmental concern and proenvironmental behavior, on the one hand, and the relation of concern and the acceptance of governmental regulations, on the other hand.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Sociology

UniBE Contributor:

Franzen, Axel and Vogl, Dominikus

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISSN:

0020-7659

Publisher:

M.E. Sharpe

Language:

English

Submitter:

Mahboob Hasan

Date Deposited:

23 May 2014 16:20

Last Modified:

10 Nov 2016 10:52

Publisher DOI:

10.2753/IJS0020-7659430401

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.46015

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/46015

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