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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Valuing indirect effects from environmental hazards on a child's life chances
Author Shogren, Jason F.
Publisher National Center for Environmental Economics,
Year Published 2002
OCLC Number 57253302
Subjects Health risk assessment ; Environmental risk assessment
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  HC79.E5N386 2002-09 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/17/2004
Collation 27 p. ; 22 cm.
"September, 2002." Includes bibliographical references (p. 19-22). Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
This paper discusses indirect child welfare effects associated with environmental health. It considers the economic value of reducing the indirect risk to a childs life chances from environmental threats to (a) caregiver health, (b) sibling health or the childs health, and (c) the health of the surrounding natural environment and the consequent caregivers choices. Each of these effects can reduce the healthy childs chance to be productive, to complement the work of others, and to contribute to the common good. In addition, this paper considers what evidence exists in the current literature that might quantify these effects, and whether these effects may be important to policy makers both for child health-related regulations and for regulations involving adult health effects. Finally, this paper also considers whether these indirect effects can be linked to existing models to value childrens health effects.