Environmental Economics

Effects of Air Pollution and Other Environmental Variables on Offered Wages

The purpose of this report is to construct some exploratory estimates of the effect of changes in air pollution levels on offered wage rates. Repercussions on the work time choice are not explicitly considered. Specifically, hedonic equations are estimated that allow for an individual's offered wage rate to be determined by his own labor supply characteristics together with measures of amenity levels in the community in which he lives. In this type of analysis, supply characteristics such as education, work experience, and health status are frequently used exclusively to explain the variation in the offered wage.

  • Keywords

    1. Benefits Analysis
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Revealed Preference
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Revealed Preference - Wage Differential
    Environmental Media:
    a. Air
    a. Air - Tropospheric
    Gerking, Shelby D.
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Carlin, Alan
    Geographic Area:
    Study Purpose:
    Empirical Application
    Inventory Record #: EE-0026
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    Wyoming, University of, Institute for Policy ResearchAddress: P.O. Box 3925
    City: Laramie State: WY ZIP: 82071
    Phone: Fax:
    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Office of Health and Ecological EffectsAddress:
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
    Phone: Fax:
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    Date Linked: 08/25/2017