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La valeur récréative de la forêt en France: une approche par les coûts de déplacement

  • Serge Garcia

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    (Laboratoire d'Economie Forestière, INRA - AgroParisTech)

  • Julien Jacob

    ()

    (BETA, Université Nancy 2)

The forest is an important element in most countries and its multifunctional character explains its great value. This study aims at giving a monetary value to one of these functions that occupies a special place in our urban societies: the recreative use. We use the individual approach of the travel-cost method (TCM) from a survey made up of more than 4500 households surveyed by phone on the whole of the French territory in 2001. This type of survey and the zero-inflated count data models used in the econometric analysis make it possible to take into account the non-forest visitors. To reflect the heterogeneity of forests in France, the sample is segmented into nine inter-regions forming coherent forest sets. Individual surplus per visit are calculated for each region, showing variations in the recreational value of forests in France (from 0 to 47 €).

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