Is the income elasticity of environmental improvements less than one?

Bengt Kriström, Pere Riera

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Abstract

We estimated the income elasticity of environmental improvements for a number of European data-sets. The value of this parameter is consistently found to be less than one, with few exceptions. Our findings are compared with state-of-the-art contingent valuation studies from other countries. We also compared our findings with those reported in the literature on charitable donations and corporate donations. These studies show a similar pattern; donations decrease as a percentage of income, as income increases. © 1996 Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-55
JournalEnvironmental and Resource Economics
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996

Keywords

  • Distributional issues
  • Environmental elitism
  • Income elasticity
  • Valuation

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