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Justifiability of littering : an empirical investigation

Torgler, Benno, Garcia-Valinas, Maria, & Macintyre, Alison (2012) Justifiability of littering : an empirical investigation. Environmental Values, 21(2), pp. 209-231.

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Abstract

This paper investigates the relationship between voluntary participation in environmental organisations and the justifiability of littering behaviour. Previous empirical work regarding determinants of littering and littering behaviour remains scarce, particularly in socio-economic analysis. We address these deficiencies, demonstrating a strong empirical link between environmental participation and reduced public littering in the European Values Survey (EVS) data for 30 Western and Eastern European countries. The results suggest that membership in environmental organisations is related to a stronger commitment to anti-littering behaviour, thereby supporting improved environmental quality.

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ID Code: 54071
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: litter; environmental participation; environmental preferences; environmental outcomes
DOI: 10.3197/096327112X13303670567378
ISSN: 1752-7015
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
Deposited On: 11 Oct 2012 15:16
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2013 01:13

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