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Updated 22 April 2013

Green spaces may boost well-being

People living in urban areas with more green space tend to report greater well-being than city dwellers that don't have parks, a new study has found.

New research published in the journal Psychological Science has found that people living in urban areas with more green space tend to report greater well-being than city dwellers that don't have parks, gardens, or other green space nearby.

Importantly, this association held even after the researchers accounted for changes over time in participants' income, employment, marital status, physical health, and housing type.

 
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