Internet use encourages pro-environmental behavior: Evidence from China
作者: Xiaomei GongJiaping ZhangHuirong ZhangMingwang ChengFeng WangNing Yu
作者单位: 1School of Public Economics and Administration, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Shanghai, 200433, China
2School of Economics and Management, Tongji University, Shanghai, 200092, China
3School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 08854, USA
4School of Labor Relationship, Shandong Management University, Jinan, 250357, China
5Institute for Social and Economic Research, Nanjing Audit University, Nanjing, 211815, China
刊名: Journal of Cleaner Production, 2020, Vol.256
来源数据库: Elsevier Journal
DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.120725
关键词: Internet usePro-environmental behaviorSustainable developmentChina
英文摘要: Abstract(#br)Sustainable economic development relies on policies that encourage pro-environmental behavior. Using data from the Chinese General Social Survey, this study investigates the impact of Internet use on individual-level pro-environmental behavior, and finds a significant positive correlation. The finding is robust against alternative statistical methods, e.g., running quantile regressions or utilizing instrumental variable method. Heterogeneity analysis reveals that Internet use has a greater impact on pro-environmental behavior for women, educated residents and urban dwellers. Internet use during working hours and using the Internet in spare time for learning activities are more conducive to improving individuals’ pro-environment behavior. This paper underscores the combination...
全文获取路径: Elsevier  (合作)
影响因子:3.398 (2012)

  • China 中国
  • Internet 国际互连网
  • environmental 环境的
  • behavior 行为