Health and Air Pollution: The Effect of Occupation Mix

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Abstract or Description

The 1960 mortality rates for 117 U.S. cities are analyzed to isolate the effect of air pollution. Socioeconomic factors such as race, income, population density, and age mix are accounted for. In previous studies we reported the effect of different functional forms and of adding additional explanatory variables for type of home heating equipment, home heating fuel, water heating fuel, air conditioning, and meterological factors. Occupation mix is now added and results in little change in the estimated air pollution coefficients. These health effects are translated into dollar terms.


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The Swedish Journal of Economics , 73, 1, 76-95.