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Designing Contingent Valuation Scenarios for Environmental Health: The Case of Childhood Asthma

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  • Sylvia Brandt

    (Department of Resource Economics University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

  • Felipe Vásquez

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    (Departamento de Economía, Universidad de Concepción)

  • Michael Hanemann

    (Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley)

Abstract

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 Departamento de Economía, Universidad de Concepción in its series Working Papers with number 11-2008.

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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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