Environmental Protection and its Effects on the Distribution of Environmental Quality

Frank G. Müller

DOI: 10.2190/EDB0-R8K4-VW01-H6BD


A high level of environmental quality is often regarded as a matter of concern directed primarily to higher income groups. In this paper an attempt has been made to analyze the problem of distribution of environmental quality—here air pollution for the Montreal region. The results of this study support the hypothesis that low levels of air quality are more likely to impinge on the lower than the middle and upper income groups.

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