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On Techniques to Value the Impact of Environmental Hazards on Children's Health

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  • Mark D. Agee
  • Thomas D. Crocker
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    This paper describes alternative empirical techniques of economic analysis to assess the monetary value of human health, and outlines the issues that arise when these techniques are transported to value environmental hazard interventions intended to improve the health of young children. It examines four economic valuation techniques currently used to assess changes in human health (i.e., cost of illness method, hedonic method, averting behavior method, and contingent valuation method) and critiques the applicability of these techniques for assessing the value of children's health changes.

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    Paper provided by National Center for Environmental Economics, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in its series NCEE Working Paper Series with number 200208.

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    Length: 62 pages
    Date of creation: Sep 2002
    Date of revision: Sep 2002
    Handle: RePEc:nev:wpaper:wp200208

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