Differentiating use and nonuse values for coastal pond water quality improvements. Environmental and Resource Economics

Differentiating use and nonuse values for coastal pond water quality improvements. Environmental and Resource Economics

Primary Country: United States
Ecosystem: multiple
Sample Value Estimates:
Mean WTP for water quality improvements in coastal ponds in Massachusetts
  1. $19.41 / household / year: option value
  2. $77.59 / household / year: existence value
Methodology: contingent valuation
Region: Americas / Atlantic
Data source: National Ocean Economics Program

Publication information

Kaoru, Y. “Differentiating use and nonuse values for coastal pond water quality improvements. Environmental and Resource Economics” Environmental and Resource Economics, 3:487-494., 1993

Addtional Notes

Socioeconomic characteristics are found to have distinctively different influences on use, option, and existence values.

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