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Farmers’ Willingness to Pay for Health Risk Reductions of Pesticide Use in China: A Contingent Valuation Study

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State Key Laboratory of Earth Surface Processes and Resource Ecology, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
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Faculty of Geographical Sciences, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15(4), 625; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15040625
Received: 3 February 2018 / Revised: 4 March 2018 / Accepted: 26 March 2018 / Published: 29 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Economic Evaluation of Environmental Policies and Interventions)
This study aimed to estimate farmers’ willingness to pay (WTP) for health risk reductions of pesticide use by applying the contingent valuation method (CVM) and to explore the factors that influence farmers’ WTP in China. In total, 244 farmers were randomly selected and interviewed. The mean WTP was estimated to be $65.38 (0.94% of total household income) per household per year for a 5/10,000 reduction in morbidity risk. This study shows that farmers’ socioeconomic and attitudinal factors that significantly affect their WTP include farmers’ farming income, education, household size and risk perceptions. In particular, the results demonstrate that respondents’ social trust, social reciprocity and social networks have significant impacts on their WTP. The findings of this study can provide useful insights for policy makers to design effective policies to address health problems related to pesticide use in the developing world. View Full-Text
Keywords: pesticides; contingent valuation method; willingness to pay; China pesticides; contingent valuation method; willingness to pay; China
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Wang, W.; Jin, J.; He, R.; Gong, H.; Tian, Y. Farmers’ Willingness to Pay for Health Risk Reductions of Pesticide Use in China: A Contingent Valuation Study. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15, 625.

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