An Economic Evaluation of Life-Style and Air-pollution-related Damages: Results from the BRFSS
AbstractThis paper uses the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (2001) data in conjunctions with Environmental Protection Agency data to investigate on how individual health habits, air outdoor pollution and diseases combine to affect the likelihood of good health status and the amount of health investments. The environment is a second-best world characterized by uncertainty on the level of health, in which individuals are not able to avoid health shocks completely. Models are estimated using three different measures of overall health: a measure of self-assessed health and two health outcomes indicators (blood pressure and activity limitations due to health problems).
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Health production; multivariate probit; life-style; pollution; self-assessed health; health outcome;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Production
- C31 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models; Quantile Regressions; Social Interaction Models
- D13 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Household Production and Intrahouse Allocation
- D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
- Q25 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Water
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- NEP-ALL-2007-02-17 (All new papers)
- NEP-ENE-2007-02-17 (Energy Economics)
- NEP-ENV-2007-02-17 (Environmental Economics)
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