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Air pollution: Household soiling and consumer welfare losses

Journal of Environmental Economics and Management

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Abstract

This paper uses demand and supply functions for cleanliness to estimate household benefits from reduced particulate matter soiling. A demand curve for household cleanliness is estimated, based upon the assumption that households prefer more cleanliness to less. Empirical coefficients, related to particulate pollution levels, for shifting the cleanliness supply curve, are taken from available studies. Consumer welfare gains, aggregated across 123 SMSAs, from achieving the Federal primary particulate standard, are estimated to range from $0.9 to $3.2 million per year (1971 dollars). ?? 1982.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Air pollution: Household soiling and consumer welfare losses
Series title:
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management
Volume
9
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1982
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management
First page:
248
Last page:
262
Number of Pages:
15