Socio-Economic Consequences of Improved Indoor Air Quality in Danish Primary Schools

Pawel Wargocki, Peter Foldbjerg, Kurt Emil Eriksen, Lars Eriksen Videbæk

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Abstract

This paper reports an attempt to estimate the socio-economic effects of upgrading the indoor air quality in Danish schools to the level of Swedish schools. The OECD “PISA” score is used to quantify the effects together with the Danish Rational Economic Agent Model (DREAM). The following effects are taken into consideration: a) increased PISA score increases productivity; b) increased PISA score reduces the duration of primary education; c) improved indoor air quality reduces absenteeism in teachers. The results show that improved air quality in Danish schools could result in an increase in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of €173 million per annum, and in the public finances of €37 million per annum
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Indoor Air 2014
Number of pages6
PublisherInternational Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate
Publication date2014
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate - University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 7 Jul 201412 Jul 2014
Conference number: 13
http://www.indoorair2014.org/

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate
Number13
LocationUniversity of Hong Kong
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period07/07/201412/07/2014
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Keywords

  • Socio-Economics
  • Schools
  • IAQ
  • Productivity

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Wargocki, P., Foldbjerg, P., Eriksen, K. E., & Eriksen Videbæk, L. (2014). Socio-Economic Consequences of Improved Indoor Air Quality in Danish Primary Schools. In Proceedings of Indoor Air 2014 International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate.