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Estimating Distributional Effects of Environmental Policy in Swedish Coastal Environments – A Walk along different Socio-economic Dimensions
(), Katarina Östberg
() and Göran Bostedt
Abstract: This paper studies distributional effects of environmental
policies in Swedish coastal environments, in monetary and environmental
quality terms, for different socio-economic groups. The study area is
widely used for different recreational activities and has a mix of
different visitors. Data comes from a choice experiment study. Some results
confirm limited existing knowledge from previous research, although the
ethnical dimension to a certain extent contradicts conventional
perceptions. Based on previous research from other countries, the
hypothesis would be that native Swedes would benefit more from
environmental improvements than respondents with a non-Swedish background.
Interestingly results differ, depending on the environmental amenity. For
example, respondents with a non-Swedish origin benefit more, both in
monetary and environmental quality terms, from reduced noise and littering
compared to respondents with a Swedish origin. Also, independent of
ethnical background, people use the area in a similar manner.
Keywords: Distributional effects in monetary and environmental quality terms; Non-market valuation; Marine policy; Ethnicity; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: Q51; Q52; Q53; (follow links to similar papers)
41 pages, December 7, 2012
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