Muhammad Khan, Muhammad Khan (2009): Economic Evaluation of Health Cost of Pesticide Use: Willingness to Pay Method. Published in: The Pakistan Development Review , Vol. Volume, No. Winter Issue, (2009): pp. 459-470.
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This study highlights the results of contingent valuation method to measure health cost of pesticide use from farmer’s point of view. Analysis shows that farmers have a positive willingness to pay for avoiding pesticide related health risks. Theoretical validity tests show that relevant indicators such as risk perception, previous experience of pesticide related poisoning, education and income are significant predictors for the Positive WTP. From the results it is evident that health effects of pesticide use provided motivation for farmers to pay more for practices like IPM that reduce dependence on pesticide use which in turn a strong motivation for policy makers to continue research on IPM and its implementation.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Economic Evaluation of Health Cost of Pesticide Use: Willingness to Pay Method|
|English Title:||Economic Evaluation of Health Cost of Pesticide Use: Willingness to Pay Method|
|Keywords:||Health cost, WTP, pesticide use, IPM.|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O13 - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Energy; Environment; Other Primary Products|
|Depositing User:||Muhammad Khan Muhammad khan Bhatti|
|Date Deposited:||14. Apr 2011 01:03|
|Last Modified:||15. Feb 2013 22:58|
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