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The Willingness to Pay to Reduce School Bullying


  • Svensson, Mikael

    () (Dept. of Economics)

  • Persson, Mattias

    () (Örebro University)


We use a discrete choice experiment conducted in Sweden to elicit the willingness to pay (WTP) to reduce school bullying. The estimations indicate a mean marginal WTP of 5.95 to 8.48 Swedish kronor (€0.66 to €0.95), which implies that the aggregate WTP for each reduced statistical victim of bullying (the value of a statistical bullying-victim - VSBV) is 585,090 to 835,280 Swedish kronor (€65,446 to €93,431). The results may be used to conduct economic evaluations of antibullying programs, with an example shown in this paper, and provide policymakers with useful information on taxpayers’ preferred allocations to antibullying programs

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  • Svensson, Mikael & Persson, Mattias, 2012. "The Willingness to Pay to Reduce School Bullying," Karlstad University Working Papers in Economics 3, Karlstad University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:kaunek:0003

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    1. Ponzo, Michela, 2013. "Does bullying reduce educational achievement? An evaluation using matching estimators," Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier, vol. 35(6), pages 1057-1078.
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    Willingness to Pay; Discrete Choice Experiment; Bullying; School; Adolescents;

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    • D61 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Allocative Efficiency; Cost-Benefit Analysis
    • I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Behavior
    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education

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