Monetary Values for Air Pollution Risk of Death: A Contingent Valuation Survey
AbstractIn this paper, we extend the individual dynamic model of life-time resource allocation to assess the monetary value given to the increase in survival probabilities of every member of a household induced by improved air quality. We then interpret this monetary value as a flow of Value of Life Years Lost (VOLY), and estimate the corresponding Value of a Prevented Fatality (VPF) for different ages and different household members. Using French contingent valuation data on air pollution, we estimate a mean VOLY of Euros 150,000 and a mean VPFof Euros 2.15 million. In addition, we find an inverse U-shaped relationship between age and VPF.
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Value of statistical life; Air pollution; Familial Altruism; Contingent Valuation;
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