Demographic Dynamics and Per Capita Environmental Impact: Using Panel Regressions and Household Decompositions to Examine Population and Transport

This article reports on a study of how demographic changes affect changes or differences in personal transport. The author uses both International Energy Agency country panel regressions and decompositions of U.S. household data. The author found that the relationship between income and road energy was monotonic. An environmental Kuznets curve for per capita road energy use was rejected. The study confirmed the ideas that more densely populated countries have less personal transport demands; that the young drive more; and that smaller households mean higher per capita driving. The author concluded that changes in demand were more important than compositional changes, however, during some periods the compositional change component was considerable. The author briefly considers the implications of these findings for policy.

  • Authors:
    • Liddle, Brant
  • Publication Date: 2004-9


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 23-39
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01013492
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 18 2005 7:58AM