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

Anna Alberini, Stefania Tonin and Margherita Turvani
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Margherita Turvani: University IUAV

No 2009.60, Working Papers from Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei

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: Value of a Statistical Case of Cancer; Conjoint Choice Experiments; Contaminated Sites; Abandoned Sites; Reuse; Remediation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I18 J17 K32 Q51 Q53 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009-07
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