Designing contingent valuation scenarios for environmental health: The case of childhood asthma

Valuation of morbidity associated with childhood asthma is significant both to policy and to non-market valuation methodologies. Our results show that household perceptions and beliefs, such as belief in one’s ability to predict and control asthma attacks, and relative perceptions of the overall burden asthma places on a family, have a larger impact on valuation than traditional measures of asthma severity. More generally, our approach can be applied to other chronic illnesses as well, such as diabetes or chronic pain.


Issue Date:
Sep 29 2008
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/47077
Total Pages:
35
Series Statement:
CUDARE Working Papers
1076




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