The Effect of Temperature on Mental Health: Evidence from China
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- Temperature; Mental health; Climate change
The health impact of climate change has become an important public health issue. This paper examines the effects of extreme temperature on mental health status, using a nationally representative survey data from China Family Panel Studies (CFPS) database. This analysis finds that exposure to heat waves would increase the levels and frequency of depression, while the effects of cold temperatures are not obvious. Moreover, female, the middle-aged population, and people with lower education levels are more susceptible and suffer more when exposed to high temperature. Based on the local temperature and climatic adaptation, we also find a significant impact of large temperature deviation on the population. Our results suggest that mental health impacts of temperature and temperature variability potentially affect a significant part of the population.
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TY - CONF AU - Meng Wang AU - Cheng Huang PY - 2022 DA - 2022/12/29 TI - The Effect of Temperature on Mental Health: Evidence from China BT - Proceedings of the 2022 6th International Seminar on Education, Management and Social Sciences (ISEMSS 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 478 EP - 488 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/978-2-494069-31-2_60 DO - 10.2991/978-2-494069-31-2_60 ID - Wang2022 ER -