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Valuing river characteristics using combined site choiceand participation travel cost models

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Johnstone, C., Markandya, A.
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Journal of Environmental Management 80 (237

This paper presents new welfare measures for marginal changes in river quality in selected English rivers. The river quality indicators used include chemical, biological and habitat-level attributes. Economic values for recreational use of three types of river —upland, lowland and chalk—are presented. A survey of anglers was carried out and using these data, two travel cost models were estimated, one to predict the numbers of trips and the other to predict angling site choice.

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