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Consumption-driven Environmental Impact and Age Structure Change in OECD Countries: A Cointegration-STIRPAT Analysis

Liddle, Brantley (2011) Consumption-driven Environmental Impact and Age Structure Change in OECD Countries: A Cointegration-STIRPAT Analysis. Demographic Research, 24. pp. 749-770. ISSN 1435-9871

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Abstract

This paper examines two environmental impacts for which population has a substantial demonstrated influence: transport carbon emissions and residential electricity consumption. It takes as its starting point the STIRPAT framework and disaggregates population into four key age groups: 20-34, 35-49, 50-69, and 70 and older. Population age structure’s influence was significant and varied across cohorts, and its profile was different for two dependent variables. For transport, young adults (20-34) were intensive, whereas the other cohorts had negative coefficients. For residential electricity consumption, age structure had a U-shaped impact: the youngest and oldest cohorts had positive coefficients, while the middle ones had negative coefficients.

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Article 30

Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID24428, carbon emissions, residential electricity consumption, environmental impact, Cointegration-STIRPAT analysis, demography, FMOLS panel cointegration, GHG emissions projections, IPAT, STIRPAT, environment
Subjects: FOR Classification > 0502 Environmental Science and Management
FOR Classification > 1402 Applied Economics
SEO Classification > 970114 Expanding Knowledge in Economics
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Strategic Economic Studies (CSES)
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2012 00:19
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2012 00:19
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/9446
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2011.24.30
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