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Environmental Health And Choice Of Residence

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This paper analyses the relationships between the values and dispersion of residential properties and the environmental-health quality of their locations. It constructs residents' health-adjusted lifetime-utility function by combining satisfaction from consumption over the lifespan with risk to life from living in an environmentally unhealthy location. It employs this utility function to analyse willingness to pay for environmental-health quality, choice of location and residential dispersion and its relationship with income distribution. Copyright 2009 The Author. Journal compilation 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd/University of Adelaide and Flinders University.

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  • Amnon Levy, 2009. "Environmental Health And Choice Of Residence," Australian Economic Papers, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 48(1), pages 50-64, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:ausecp:v:48:y:2009:i:1:p:50-64
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    1. Levy, Amnon, 2008. "Ramsey with Environmental Awareness," Economics Working Papers wp08-07, School of Economics, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia.

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