Environmental Economics

The Effects of Air Pollution on Health, Labor Earnings, and Hours of Work: Some Suggestive Results

A number of empirical studies have appeared for which the avowed purpose has been to ascertain the effect of health status on labor productivity, where productivity is measured in lost earnings and work-hours. At the same time, epidemiological studies that attempt to associate health status with air pollution were published. To date no one has tried to combine the two study objectives in order to grasp the effect of pollution upon both of these measures of labor productivity. This paper is the first attempt to do so.

  • Keywords

    Subject:
    1. Benefits Analysis
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Cost of Damages Avoided
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Cost of Damages Avoided - Morbidity
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Cost of Damages Avoided - Productivity
    Environmental Media:
    a. Air
    a. Air - Tropospheric
    Authors:
    Ben-David, Shaul
    Crocker, Thomas D.
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Carlin, Alan
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    Study Purpose:
    Empirical Application, Data Development
    Inventory Record #: EE-0522
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    Wyoming, University ofAddress:
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    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Office of Health and Ecological EffectsAddress:
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  • Report Details
    Type:
    Final
    Date:
    06/25/1978
    Number of Pages:
    23
    Comment: Paper presented at the 1978 Annual Meetings of the Air Pollution Control Association, Houston, TX
    Grant/Contract #:
    R805059-01
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