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Main Title Estimates of willingness to pay for pollution-induced changes in morbidity : a critique for benefit-cost analysis of pollution regulation /
Author Chestnut, Lauraine G., ; Violette, D. M.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Violette, Daniel M.
CORP Author Energy and Resource Consultants, Inc., Boulder, CO.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Economic Analysis Div.
Publisher GPO,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/230/07-85/008; EPA68-01-6543
Stock Number PB85-233708
Subjects Health status indicators--United States. ; Epidemiology--United States.
Additional Subjects Morbidity ; Pollution ; Benefit cost analysis ; Reduction ; Prevention ; Health care costs ; Willingness to pay ; Health status indexes
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-233708 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 203 pages
Critique of existing literature on the willingness to pay, by individuals and by society, for changes in morbidity. The critique concentrates on empirical analyses. Four approaches are examined: (1) health production function studies that specify a relationship between a person's health and his expenditures of time and money in response to and for prevention of illness; (2) cost of illness studies that estimate primarily the medical expenditures and income lost due to being sick; (3) contingent valuation surveys designed to elicit willingness to pay (or accept) from individual respondents; and (4) health status indexes from the psychology and public health literature that typically involve a subjective weighting or ranking of different states of health. The practicality of each approach is evaluated along with factors that influence each measure and its conceptual appropriateness for valuing changes in morbidity. Tentative conclusions are offered regarding potential usefulness of the approaches for evaluating morbidity changes expected from pollution control.
"September 1984." "EPA/230/07-85/010." "Environmental benefits analysis series." Microfiche.