Designing contingent valuation scenarios for environmental health: The case of childhood asthma
Sylvia J Brandt,
Felipe Vásquez Lavín and
Michael Hanemann ()
Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley, Working Paper Series from Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley
Valuation of morbidity associated with childhood asthma is signi…cant both to policy and to non-market valuation methodologies. Our results show that household perceptions and beliefs, such as belief in one’s ability to predict and control asthma attacks, and relative perceptions of the overall burden asthma places on a family, have a larger impact on valuation than traditional measures of asthma severity. More generally, our approach can be applied to other chronic illnesses as well, such as diabetes or chronic pain.
Keywords: environmental health; children. health risk (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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