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Main Title Recreation Benefits of Water Quality Improvements: Analysis of Day Trips in an Urban Setting.
Author Binkley, Clark S. ; Hanemann., W. Michael ;
CORP Author Urban Systems Research and Engineering, Inc., Cambridge, Mass.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Research and Development.
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA-68-01-2282;
Stock Number PB-257 719
Additional Subjects Recreation ; Water quality management ; Environmental impacts ; Benefit cost analysis ; Demand(Economics) ; Models ; Sites ; Travel ; Surveys ; Beaches ; Massachusetts ; Households ; Regression analysis ; Urban areas ; Trip generation ; Boston(Massachusetts) ; Willingness to pay
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-257 719 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 267p
Considerable past work has attempted to estimate the recreational benefits which might accrue from water quality improvements. The theoretical underpinnings of this work, however, are becoming increasingly suspect. This report explores demand models, new to recreation analysis, which are based on site characteristics and individual preferences to estimate benefit measured by consumer's surplus. The empirical findings of this study are based on a structured survey of 467 representative households in the Boston SMSA. The focus was specifically day trips to a system of Boston area beaches, but considerable additional data on willingness-to-pay, substitution between sites and activities, water quality perception and general recreation behavior was developed as well.