Climatic Change

, Volume 39, Issue 1, pp 61–81 | Cite as

The Effects of Climate on Welfare and Well-Being in Russia

  • P. Frijters
  • B. M. S. Van Praag


This paper measures the concepts of welfare and well-being in Russia on the basis of two large Russian household surveys, carried out in 1993 and 1994. Welfare refers to satisfaction with income and well-being refers to satisfaction with life as a whole. This paper investigates how climate conditions in various parts of Russia affect the cost of living and well-being. Climate equivalence scales have been constructed for both welfare and well-being.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Frijters
    • 1
  • B. M. S. Van Praag
    • 1
  1. 1.Tinbergen Institute and the Foundation of Economic ResearchUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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