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Environmental Quality and Accessibility Trade-Offs in Household Residential Location Choice


  • Edoardo Marcucci
  • Lucia Rotaris
  • Romeo Danielis


The paper illustrates a method to detect and estimate interaction effects in household decision-making and tests the representative member hypothesis by studying how preferences of single members influence family choices. We performed a stated choice experiment concerning hypothetical choices among alternative residential locations. We found that the rankings of the attributes for the family and for each member were the same. The estimated coefficients for each member were statistically different from family ones, which demonstrates the fallacy of the representative member hypothesis. We estimated single members’ relative power at the attribute level and extended a model developed in the literature to three-member groups.

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  • Edoardo Marcucci & Lucia Rotaris & Romeo Danielis, 2010. "Environmental Quality and Accessibility Trade-Offs in Household Residential Location Choice," SCIENZE REGIONALI, FrancoAngeli Editore, vol. 9(2), pages 25-45.
  • Handle: RePEc:fan:scresc:v:html10.3280/scre2010-002002

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    1. Rungie, Cam & Scarpa, Riccardo & Thiene, Mara, 2014. "The influence of individuals in forming collective household preferences for water quality," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, vol. 68(1), pages 161-174.

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    Scelta localizzativa delle famiglie; modelli di scelta; interazione.;

    JEL classification:

    • D1 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior
    • R21 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Housing Demand


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