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Do parents leave a smaller carbon footprint?

Nordström, Jonas LU ; Shogren, Jason F. and Thunstrom, Linda (2017) In IFRO Working Paper 2017(12).
Abstract (Swedish)
Do parents leave a smaller carbon footprint? While becoming a parent is transformational as one focuses more on the future, the time constraints are more binding right now. Using a unique data set that allows us to compare CO2 emissions from Swedish two-adult households with and without children, we find becoming a Swedish parent causes a person to leave a larger carbon footprint—due to changes in transportation patterns and food consumption choices.
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CO2 emissions, CHILDREN, Parent, Sustainable consumption, Time constraint, Food, Transportation, children, parent, CO2 emissions, sustainable consumption, time constraints, food, transportation, D10, D90, Q54
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IFRO Working Paper
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2017
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12
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32 pages
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Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen
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English
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39644d62-7608-415d-aa8b-5e6f0affdaf0
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  title        = {Do parents leave a smaller carbon footprint?},
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