Cultural differences in environmental valuation
AbstractThe application of stated preference non-market valuation approaches in settings where there are strong cultural differences in environmental perspectives potentially misrepresent strengths of preferences for different groups. This paper reports on a study that measured strength of affiliation with traditional Māori identity, strength of connection with nature, and monetary measures of value derived from a choice experiment. The relationships between these three measures are explored to test the alignment of Māori identity with connection to nature, and to test the dependence of monetary valuation on cultural identity and connection with nature. The tests are applied in the context of a case study addressing water management in the Waikato Region.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society in its series 2012 Conference, August 31, 2012, Nelson, New Zealand with number 136040.
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cultural valuation; environmental valuation; choice modelling; cultural identity; water preservation; Māori values; connectedness to nature; Community/Rural/Urban Development; Environmental Economics and Policy;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-AGR-2012-11-24 (Agricultural Economics)
- NEP-ALL-2012-11-24 (All new papers)
- NEP-CUL-2012-11-24 (Cultural Economics)
- NEP-DCM-2012-11-24 (Discrete Choice Models)
- NEP-ENV-2012-11-24 (Environmental Economics)
- NEP-TUR-2012-11-24 (Tourism Economics)
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