DISTRIBUTION OF BENEFITS FROM IMPROVEMENTS IN URBAN AIR QUALITY

This paper analyzes the distribution of benefits from an air pollution control strategy for the Boston metropolitan area. Average benefits to seven income groups are measured by physical improvements in air quality and by dollar values, using housing value and health damage approaches to estimate willingness to pay. Benefits include those in the work environment as well as at home. Physical benefits at home are found to be greater for the poor rather than for the rich; when measured in monetary terms with workplace benefits included, however, the distribution is much less pro-poor.

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  • Authors:
    • Harrison Jr, D
    • Rubinfield, D L
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

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  • Accession Number: 00195282
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1979 12:00AM