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Designing contingent valuation scenarios for environmental health: The case of childhood asthma

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  • Brandt, Sylvia J
  • Vasquez Lavin, Felipe
  • Hanemann, W. Michael

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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.

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Paper provided by Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley in its series Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley, Working Paper Series with number qt4ht2k0ch.

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Date of creation: 29 Sep 2008
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Handle: RePEc:cdl:agrebk:qt4ht2k0ch

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Keywords: environmental health; children. health risk;

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  1. Blomquist, Glenn C. & Dickie, Mark & O'Conor, Richard M., 2011. "Willingness to pay for improving fatality risks and asthma symptoms: Values for children and adults of all ages," Resource and Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 33(2), pages 410-425, May.

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