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Perception of air pollution by householders: factors and consequences

Centre d'Économie et Sociologie Rurales appliquées à l’Agriculture et aux Espaces Ruraux - DIJON - 2021

Recent studies combining environmental justice and urban economics show that the optimism bias in perceptions of the quality of neighbourhoods leads the poorest households to be overexposed to pollution. Within the scope of this work, this project seeks to understand how householders’ perceptions of air pollution can lead to inequalities in exposure to such pollution, particularly through the choice of residential location across the urban-rural scale. This research will focus on studying the determinants (individual and structural) of these perceptions and deviations from an objective measure of pollution, and their consequences in terms of public policy, for this French case study.