The Impact of Air and Noise Pollution on Health Status in Turkey: A Willingness to Pay Approach
Sosyoekonomi, 25(32), 213-238 (2017)
26 Pages Posted: 4 May 2018 Last revised: 10 May 2018
Date Written: April 18, 2018
This study analyses the determinants of health status and the willingness to pay for a reduction in air and noise pollution in Turkey over the period 2006-2012. The analysis relies on a pseudo-panel data using age and region cohorts. Furthermore, we follow the instrumental variables (IV) approach and we apply the two and three stage least squares methods using wind direction and regional complaint rates on pollution as instruments. Based on our favoured estimates, individuals who report problems with air and noise pollution are willing to pay for an improvement in air and noise quality more by 20.00- 25.00 Turkish Liras (TL) per month.
Keywords: Air Pollution, Noise Pollution, Willingness to Pay, Health Status, Pseudo-Panel Data
JEL Classification: I31, Q51, Q5
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