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Ochota platit za snížení počtu respiračních onemocnění dětí v Ostravě

Title in English Willingness to pay for averting of respiratory diseases in Ostrava

TÓTHOVÁ Dominika

Year of publication 2019
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference XXII. mezinárodní kolokvium o regionálních vědách. Sborník příspěvků.
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Economics and Administration

Keywords contingent valuation; willingness to pay; morbidity; Ostrava
Description Air pollution implies a high risk for premature mortality or incidence of illnesses, as proved by epidemiological studies. In the Czech Republic is one of the most critical conditions the Ostrava region, where air pollution limits are consistently exceeded and have negative impacts on health. The article is focused on finding out part of the social costs of three respiratory diseases in the childhood. Contingent method (based on the revealed preferences) values the loss of benefit including pain and the overall reduction in disease-related quality of life in children. By a questionnaire survey, mothers in Ostrava were addressed to determine how much they are willing to pay by their children to prevent one disease per year. The aim of this article is to find out by statistical analysis whether the willingness to pay for avoiding one disease depends on the air quality given by the region of Ostrava. The results showed that the willingness to pay for avoiding one case of nasopharyngitis and one case of acute bronchitis shows differences between these regions. The relationship has not been proved in asthma attacks. The further analysis does not show that willingness to pay increased directly in proportion to the degree of air pollution.
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