Environmental Economics

Economic Benefits of Controlling the Effects of Environmental Pollution on Children's Health, Volume VII of Methods Development in Measuring Benefits of Environmental Improvements

This report includes two papers:

    The first paper outlines an analytical framework suitable for estimating the economic losses that parents/guardians suffer from declines in their child's health status. In addition, given the effects of lead-induced changes in health status upon length of schooling and schooling success, the authors show how these health status changes can influence subsequent occupational choices and life-cycle incomes.
    The second paper examines the role that the priors of investigators have played in aggregate air pollution epidemiology. The purpose is to demonstrate the crucial role that priors play in attempts to infer the relationship between urban air pollution and human mortality from aggregate epidemiological data. The paper focuses on statistical information generated by Lester Lave and Eugene Seskin as well as by M. Chappie and Lave.
This study was part of a larger research effort that included a number of projects focusing on estimating the benefits of pollution control. Other volumes in this series of reports can be quickly accessed using the series title links above. These are as follows:
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    Research Organization:

    Wyoming, University of, Department of Economics and Institute for Policy ResearchAddress:
    City: Laramie State: WY ZIP: 82071
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    Environmental Protection Agency,
    Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
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    Date Linked: 05/28/2009