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Methodology and Measurements of Benefits of Pollution Abatement in a Community
The report presents the results of implementing a methodology for assessing the benefits of pollution abatement in Clairton, Pennsylvania. The methodology was used to assess public preferences in regard to clean air in particular and the provision of public goods in general. The report developed an index of subjective well being which was tested for consistency with objective demographic and economic data. Individuals in the sample were concerned about air quality and were willing to reduce their income for the sake of a cleaner environment. The researchers caution that the sample estimates may be upwardly biased because of the difficulty of obtaining objective measurement criteria, thus implementation should be repeated in other communities with different levels of pollution to obtain more robust results.
1. Benefits Analysis
1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation
1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Stated PreferenceEnvironmental Media:
a. Air - TroposphericAuthors:
Byrne, Robert F.
Spiro, Michael H.
Capitman, WilliamEPA Project Officer/ Manager:Geographic Area:
PennsylvaniaStudy Purpose: Empirical Application, Methodology Development & Evaluation
- Participating Organizations
Pittsburgh, University of, Graduate School of Business Address:
City: Pittsburgh State: PA ZIP: 15260
Environmental Protection Agency Address:
City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
- Report Details
FinalDate: 06/01/1976Number of Pages: 97Grant/Contract #: 68-01-0876
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