Air Pollution and Associated Health Outcomes: An Analysis from Delhi, India
The publication mentions a research of the health effects of air pollution in East Delhi. People’s health suffers as a result of air pollution, and they spend a large percentage of their income on medical bills. The major purpose of this research is to estimate the advantage that an individual would receive in East Delhi if there is a reduction in air pollution in this region, or, to put it another way, an increase in the air quality of the East Delhi regions. The research methodology employs a household production function model based on a household survey of areas within half a kilometre of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) main air pollution monitoring stations located at Anand Vihar, Nizamuddin, Shahdara, and Dilshad Garden. This model is used to determine the correlations between people’s willingness to pay for pollution reduction, treatment costs, including direct and indirect costs, and other variables. Regressing the number of ill days on environmental quality, mitigating activity, health capital stock, and social capital stock is used to calculate the monetary advantages of lowering air pollution. The paper explores whether interior pollution, ambient air pollution, and a lack of health stock increase the likelihood of becoming ill. This lower risk of falling unwell suggests a monetary gain that people will receive as a result of lower air pollution. A person’s ill days are influenced by a multitude of factors such as nutrition, eating habits, and the usage of heat-generating technological equipment, among others. Engagement in the aforementioned independent activities increases participation in the dependent variable (no. of sick days). The study is important in raising public awareness about air pollution in Delhi as well as identifying the causes of high indoor pollution in various areas of the city. By protecting people’s health, society can contribute to the development of more productive and efficient human capital, as health is an important component of human capital.
Department of Economics, Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi, India.
Department of Nutrition and Health Education, Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi, India.
IIM Bangalore, India.
Prarthna Agarwal Goel
Department of Economics, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi, India.
Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi, India.