The missing piece: Valuing averting behavior for children's ozone exposures


Journal Article

Individuals can reduce their exposure to air pollution by reducing the amount of time they spend outdoors. Reducing outdoor time is an example of an averting behavior that should be measured as part of willingness to pay (WTP) for improvements in air quality. In this paper, we estimate parents' WTP to prevent restrictions on a child's outdoor time from a stated-preference (SP) conjoint survey. We combine this WTP measure with an estimate of reductions in time spent outdoors on high-ozone days from an activity-diary study to estimate this averting behavior component of WTP for reductions in ozone pollution. © 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mansfield, C; Reed Johnson, F; Van Houtven, G

Published Date

  • August 1, 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 215 - 228

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0928-7655

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.reseneeco.2006.02.002

Citation Source

  • Scopus