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New Zealand Outdoor Recreation Benefits

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  • Pamela Kaval

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    (University of Waikato)

  • Richard Yao

    ()
    (University of Waikato)

Abstract

Millions of people participate in outdoor recreation activities in New Zealand every year. Economic recreation studies in the country concentrate mostly on market values. Market values only present part of the outdoor recreation benefit; while non-market values represent the other part. In this study, a meta-analysis is used to determine the non-market benefit of recreation. Results show non-market benefits from outdoor recreation to be over five billion dollars annually, exceeding market benefits of approximately four billion. New Zealand non-market values were then compared to those from a United States recreation database and results were favourably similar.

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Paper provided by University of Waikato, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers in Economics with number 07/14.

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Length: 13 pages
Date of creation: 03 Aug 2007
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Handle: RePEc:wai:econwp:07/14

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Keywords: non-market valuation; outdoor recreation; consumer surplus; New Zealand;

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