Environmental Economics

The Estimation of Recreation-Related Water Pollution Control Benefits: Swimming, Boating, and Marine Recreational Fishing

The specific charge for this study was to develop methods for estimating the benefits of water pollution control as they accrue to society through effects on participation of individuals in swimming (in natural water bodies), recreational boating, and recreational fishing in Great Lakes and marine water of the United States. This particular combination of activities was chosen as representing the major promising extensions to the work done in an earlier project on the benefits accruing via freshwater recreational fishing.

The report is organized as follows:

    Chapter 1, ESTIMATING WATER POLLUTION CONTROL BENEFITS USING PARTICIPATION MODELS: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    Chapter 2, THE ROLE OF RECREATION RESOURCE AVAILABILITY VARIABLES IN PARTICIPATION ANALYSIS
    Chapter 3, TWO STEP ESTIMATION OF PARTICIPATION BENEFITS
    Chapter 4, ESTIMATION OF QUALITATIVE AND LIMITED DEPENDENT VARIABLE MODELS
    Chapter 5, GREAT LAKES AND SALTWATER RECREATIONAL FISHING: DATA
    Chapter 6, GREAT LAKES AND SALTWATER RECREATIONAL FISHING: PARTICIPATION PROBABILITY AND INTENSITY
    Chapter 7, GREAT LAKES AND SALTWATER RECREATIONAL FISHING: BENEFIT ESTIMATION
    Chapter 8, SWIMMING DATA AND ESTIMATION
    Chapter 9, SWIMMING BENEFITS: PARTICIPATION AND EVALUATION
    Chapter 10, BOATING BENEFIT ESTIMATION BASED ON CHOICES OF COMPLEMENTARY GOODS
    Chapter 11, BOATING: A RECURSIVE MODEL OF PARTICIPATION INTENSITY AND ITS SENSITIVITY TO POLLUTION
    Chapter 12, SUMMARY, CONCLUSIONS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    Subject:
    1. Benefits Analysis
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Revealed Preference
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Revealed Preference - Travel Cost
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Revealed Preference - Consumption Choices
    Environmental Media:
    b. Water
    b. Water - Surface
    Authors:
    Vaughan, William J.
    Paulsen, Charles M.
    Hewitt, Julie A.
    Russell, Clifford S.
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Geographic Area:
    Study Purpose:
    Empirical Application, Data Development
    Inventory Record #: EE-0159
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    Resources for the FutureAddress: 1616 P Street NW
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP:
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Policy, Planning and EvaluationAddress:
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
  • Report Details
    Type:
    Final
    Date:
    08/01/1985
    Number of Pages:
    551
    Comment:
    Grant/Contract #:
    CR810239
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