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The Value of Reducing Cancer Risks at Contaminated Sites: Are More Heavily Exposed People Willing to Pay More?

Stefania Tonin, Anna Alberini and Margherita Turvani

No 52548, Sustainable Development Papers from Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)

Abstract: We use conjoint choice questions to investigate people’s tastes for cancer risk reductions and income in the context of public programs that would provide for remediation at abandoned industrial contaminated sites. Our survey was self-administered using the computer by persons living in the vicinity of an important contaminated site on the Italian National Priority List. The value of a prevented case of cancer is €2.6 million, but this figure does vary with income, perceived exposure to contaminants, and opinions about priorities that should be pursued by cleanup programs.

Keywords: Health; Economics; and; Policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 55
Date: 2009-07
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.52548

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