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Economic value of mitigation of plant invaders in a subsistence economy : incorporating labour as a mode of payment

Rai, Rajesh Kumar and Scarborough, Helen 2013, Economic value of mitigation of plant invaders in a subsistence economy : incorporating labour as a mode of payment, Environment and development economics, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 225-244, doi: 10.1017/S1355770X1200037X.

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Title Economic value of mitigation of plant invaders in a subsistence economy : incorporating labour as a mode of payment
Author(s) Rai, Rajesh Kumar
Scarborough, HelenORCID iD for Scarborough, Helen orcid.org/0000-0002-0562-1987
Journal name Environment and development economics
Volume number 18
Issue number 2
Start page 225
End page 244
Total pages 20
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Place of publication Cambridge, England
Publication date 2013
ISSN 1469-4395
1355-770X
Keyword(s) mitigation
labour
Summary This paper presents the analysis of a choice experiment designed to estimate willingness-to-pay (WTP) to mitigate damages caused by invasive plant species in a rural community of Nepal. In order to address the cash constraints problem in a subsistence economy, two payment attributes, labour contribution and membership fee, were included in the choice sets. The results reveal that rural farmers have significant WTP for forest management activities, in terms of both cash and labour contributions. The results also suggest that rural farmers value their time in this context at a different rate from the current wage rate.
Language eng
DOI 10.1017/S1355770X1200037X
Field of Research 140205 Environment and Resource Economics
Socio Economic Objective 960409 Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Mountain and High Country Environments
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
HERDC collection year 2012
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30049913

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