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A household level environmental Kuznets curve? Some recent evidence on transport emissions and income

Cox, Adam and Collins, Alan and Woods, Lee and Ferguson, Neil (2012) A household level environmental Kuznets curve? Some recent evidence on transport emissions and income. Economic Letters, 115 (2). pp. 187-189. ISSN 0165-1765

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Abstract

This paper uses detailed survey data to show no evidence of an Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) for household transport emissions. The evidence shows that richer households still do not choose to internalize the social cost of polluting by vehicle emissions.