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Uddin, Md Sala, 2020. Does urban enlargement influence CO2 emissions in Sweden? : labour market growth and commuting patterns. Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Economics

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Abstract

This study investigates how urban structures (as defined by compactness, concentration, and functional diversity) and labour market growth affect CO2 emissions in Sweden’s 39 largest labour markets. This study asks which urban structures are associated with fewer CO2 emissions due to commuting. In addition, the study adjusts for sociodemographic characteristics and accessibility variables. Urban enlargement along with labour market growth affects commuting patterns and per capita CO2 emissions from commuting. A more compact and smaller urban structure with an efficient employment distribution is associated with fewer CO2 emissions from commuting, an effect which could be enhanced by increasing accessibility.

Main title:Does urban enlargement influence CO2 emissions in Sweden?
Subtitle:labour market growth and commuting patterns
Authors:Uddin, Md Sala
Supervisor:Nilsson, Pia
Examiner:Rommel, Jens
Series:Examensarbete / SLU, Institutionen för ekonomi
Volume/Sequential designation:1333
Year of Publication:2020
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:NM005 Environmental Economics and Management - Master's Programme 120 HEC
Supervising department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
Keywords:Commuting patterns, CO2 emission, external cost, labour market, opportunity cost, urban structure
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-16406
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-16406
Subjects:Pollution
Language:English
Deposited On:09 Feb 2021 09:44
Metadata Last Modified:18 Feb 2021 10:15

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