Do Perceptions About Local Environmental Quality Influence Self-Rated Health? Evidence from Ghana

Iddisah Sulemana


Although climate change and other global environmental problems are of top priority among world leaders (especially for those of developed countries), local environmental problems continue to bedevil people in developing countries like Ghana. In these countries, people continue to battle with poor air quality, poor water quality and poor sewage and sanitation. In this paper, I examine the association between perceived local environmental quality and self-rated health among Ghanaians.  Empirical results from ordered probit regressions, based on data from the Wave 5 of the World Values Survey, reveal a negative association between environmental quality measure and self-rated health.

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