Women and people with offspring are more prepared to pay for environmental improvements

When it comes to making public decisions with implications for the environment, it is important to bear in mind population preferences. For this purpose, one of the methodologies that has been spreading most worldwide in recent years involves the so-called discrete choice experiments. In them economic analysis is used to obtain a monetary valuation of people’s preferences about the state of the environment. Nevertheless, Dr David Hoyos and Dr Petr Mariel of the UPV/EHU have incorporated into this analysis information gathered from a scale used in psychology about the environmental attitudes of the people surveyed. That way, they have been able to relate the sociodemographic characteristics of the individuals to their environmental preferences. —> Read More Here


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