Estimating distributional effects of environmental policy in Swedish coastal environments: A walk along different socio-economic dimensions
2012 (English)Report (Other academic)
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå university , 2012. , 41 p.
, CERE Working Paper, 2012:18
distributional effects in monetary and environmental quality terms, non-market, valuation, marine policy, ethnicity
Research subject Economics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-64425OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-64425DiVA: diva2:601191