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Guidelines for Preparing Economic Analyses - Chapter 10: Environmental Justice, Children’s Environmental Health and Other Distributional Considerations

Chapter 10: Environmental Justice, Children's Environmental Health, and Other Distributional Considerations (PDF) (24 pages) You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.

This chapter discusses how to consider environmental justice, children's environmental health and other factors in economic analyses conducted for economically significant rules. It provides an overview of Executive Orders, policies, and other directives that discuss how benefits and impacts of a regulatory action may be distributed across various groups, summarizes relevant economic literature, defines key population groups, offers a suite of methods that can be used to describe distributional effects, and presents emerging issues related to the use of inequality indices.