A comparative study of social and economic benefits of artificial beach nourishment: civil works in Northeast Florida

A comparative study of social and economic benefits of artificial beach nourishment: civil works in Northeast Florida

Primary Country: United States
Ecosystem: beach
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. $4.44 / beach user / day: mean WTP for beach nourishment of Jacksonville Beach for Florida residents
  2. $ 4.88 / beach user / day: for out of state users
  3. $3 million: direct expenditures by tourists into the local economy
Methodology: contingent valuation
Region: Americas / Atlantic
Data source: Primary

Publication information

Curtis, T. Shows, E. “A comparative study of social and economic benefits of artificial beach nourishment: civil works in Northeast Florida” STAR Grant to the University of South Florida, 1984

Addtional Notes

The benefit/cost ratio for the proposed project was between 2.23 and 2.46 and is thus favorable to continued beach nourishment.

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