The Relationship Between Urban Trees, Race and Ethnicity and Income: A Meta-Analysis
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We propose a meta-analysis of the relationship between urban tree canopy cover and (i) race and ethnicity and (ii) income. We will conduct a systematic and exhaustive literature search to identify original studies that empirically examine the relationship between urban tree canopy cover and socio-demographic characteristics. This analysis will contribute to our current knowledge in the area in two key ways. First, we will estimate in the average effect size, a measure of the unconditional relationship between tree canopy cover and (i) race/ethnicity and (ii) income. Second, we are interested in identifying the drivers of variation in these estimates such as inclusion of potentially important control variables or the type of model used. To examine these drivers, we will use a meta-regression framework which will allow the relationship between tree canopy cover and socio-demographic characteristics to be examined in greater depth.