Estimating the economic benefits of avoiding food-borne risk : is'willingness to pay'feasible ?
In this paper, the results of a pilot study of willingness to pay (WTP) to avoid poultry-borne illness are reported.
Through this, the problems of devising an economic measure of the'intangible'benefits of prevention of food-borne risk are explored.
The study is the first to allow those against a prevention policy (irradiation of poultry-meat) to register their WTP not to have the policy implemented.
The study demonstrates that it is feasible to obtain answers to WTP questions from a self-selected sample.
Future studies should ensure greater representativeness of respondents, that better information about benefits is provided to respondents and that an appropriate method of aggregation of benefits is used.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Salmonellose, Bactériose, Infection, Intoxication alimentaire, Viande poulet, Prévention, Décontamination, Irradiation ionisante, Questionnaire, Enquête publique, Analyse avantage coût, Economie santé, Ecosse, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Salmonellosis, Bacteriosis, Infection, Food poisoning, Chicken meat, Prevention, Decontamination, Ionizing irradiation, Questionnaire, Public inquiry, Cost benefit analysis, Health economy, Scotland, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0293697
Code Inist : 002A35B05. Création : 199608.