An official website of the United States government.

We've made some changes to EPA.gov. If the information you are looking for is not here, you may be able to find it on the EPA Web Archive or the January 19, 2017 Web Snapshot.

Working Paper: On Techniques to Value the Impact of Environmental Hazards on Children's Health

Paper Number: 2002-08

Document Date: 02/16/1999

Author(s): Mark D. Agee and Thomas D. Crocker

Subject Area(s): Benefit-Cost Analysis; Valuation; Children's Health

Keywords: valuation; children; methodology

Abstract: This paper describes alternative empirical techniques of economic analysis to assess the monetary value of human health, and outlines the issues that arise when these techniques are transported to value environmental hazard interventions intended to improve the health of young children. It examines four economic valuation techniques currently used to assess changes in human health (i.e., cost of illness method, hedonic method, averting behavior method, and contingent valuation method) and critiques the applicability of these techniques for assessing the value of children's health changes.

This paper is part of the Environmental Economics Working Paper Series.

You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.