Environmental Economics

Estimating Willingness to Pay to Reduce the Risk of Infertility: An Exploratory Inquiry

This report first describes the various remedies for infertility that are available, including adoption and a wide variety of medical techniques. It then considers the characteristics of those options which appear to be the most important bases for choosing among them, including cost, probability of success, and extent of genetic matching to parents. A preliminary conceptual framework is then presented which indicates in principle how to relate information on choices made by couples who already know they are infertile to estimates of the benefits of preventable measures such as reducing environmental pollution. Preliminary suggestions are made concerning methods of estimating the WTP of infertile couples for possible remedies.

  • Keywords

    1. Benefits Analysis
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Stated Preference
    Environmental Media:
    f. Multimedia
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Geographic Area:
    Study Purpose:
    Methodology Development & Evaluation
    Inventory Record #: EE-0095
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    Charles River Associates Inc.Address: 200 Clarendon Street
    City: Boston State: MA ZIP: 02116
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    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Policy and Resource Management, Economic Analysis Division, Benefits GroupAddress:
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
    Phone: Fax:
  • Report Details
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    Comment: Published by an outside source.
    Grant/Contract #:
    CRA 700.46
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