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dc.contributor.authorCameron, Michael Patrick
dc.contributor.authorGibson, John
dc.contributor.authorHelmers, Kent
dc.contributor.authorLim, Steven
dc.contributor.authorTressler, John
dc.contributor.authorVaddanak, Kien
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-26T02:34:14Z
dc.date.available2010-07-26T02:34:14Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationCameron, M., Gibson, J., Helmers, K., Lim, S., Tressler, J. & Vaddabak, K. (2010). The value of statistical life and cost–benefit evaluations of landmine clearance in Cambodia. Environment and Development Economics, 15(4), 395-416.en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/4188
dc.description.abstractDevelopment agencies spend approximately US$ 400 million per year on landmine clearance. Yet many cost–benefit evaluations suggest that landmine clearance is socially wasteful because costs appear to far outweigh social benefits. This paper presents new estimates of the benefits of clearing landmines based on a contingent valuation survey in two provinces in rural Cambodia where we asked respondents questions that elicit their trade-offs between money and the risk of death from landmine accidents. The estimated Value of a Statistical Life (VSL) is US$ 0.4 million. In contrast, most previous studies of landmine clearance use foregone income or average GDP per capita, which has a lifetime value of only US$ 2,000 in Cambodia. Humanitarian landmine clearance emerges as a more attractive rural development policy when appropriate estimates of the VSL are used.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_NZ
dc.rightsThis article has been published in the journal: Environment and Development Economics. Copyright Cambridge University Press 2010.
dc.subjecteconomicsen_NZ
dc.titleThe value of statistical life and cost–benefit evaluations of landmine clearance in Cambodiaen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S1355770X10000069en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfEnvironment and Development Economicsen_NZ
pubs.begin-page395en_NZ
pubs.elements-id35131
pubs.end-page416en_NZ
pubs.issue4en_NZ
pubs.volume15en_NZ


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