Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics

Karlstad University Working Papers in Economics,
Karlstad University, Department of Economics

No 3: The Willingness to Pay to Reduce School Bullying

Mikael Svensson () and Mattias Persson ()
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Mikael Svensson: Dept. of Economics, Postal: Dept of Economics, Karlstad University, Universitetsgatan 1, SE 651 88 Karlstad, Sweden
Mattias Persson: Örebro University

Abstract: We use a discrete choice experiment conducted in Sweden to elicit the willingness to pay (WTP) to reduce school bullying. The estimations indicate a mean marginal WTP of 5.95 to 8.48 Swedish kronor (€0.66 to €0.95), which implies that the aggregate WTP for each reduced statistical victim of bullying (the value of a statistical bullying-victim - VSBV) is 585,090 to 835,280 Swedish kronor (€65,446 to €93,431). The results may be used to conduct economic evaluations of antibullying programs, with an example shown in this paper, and provide policymakers with useful information on taxpayers’ preferred allocations to antibullying programs

Keywords: Willingness to Pay; Discrete Choice Experiment; Bullying; School; Adolescents

JEL-codes: D61; I12; I21

24 pages, April 2, 2012

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