Dematerialization: Variety, caution, and persistence

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Dematerialization: Variety, caution, and persistence Jesse H. Ausubel* and Paul E. Waggoner†‡ *Program for the Human Environment, The Rockefeller University, 1230 York Avenue, NY 10021; and ‡The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven, CT 06504-1106 Contributed by Paul E. Waggoner, June 28, 2008 (sent for review June 7, 2008)

Dematerialization, represented by declining consumption per GDP of energy or of goods, offers some hope for rising environmental quality with development. The declining proportion of income spent on staples as affluence grows, which income elasticity