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Provedor de dados:  AgEcon
País:  United States
Título:  Health Risk of Heating Fuel Choice: A Simultaneity Causality Analysis
Autores:  Liu, Zheng
Pagoulatos, Angelos
Hu, Wuyang
Data:  2010-01-16
Ano:  2010
Palavras-chave:  Combustion-generated pollutants
Indoor air pollution
Heating fuel choice
Health risk
GMM-IV Estimation
Environmental Economics and Policy
Health Economics and Policy
Resumo:  Combustion-generated pollutants, principally those from solid-fuels including biomass and coal when cooking and heating, bring out a significant public health hazard in both developed and developing countries. Most of the existing studies addressing this issue focus on developing countries, and on exposure when cooking rather than heating. By using Kentucky rural data, this research explores the health risk associated with heating fuel choice. Given the simultaneity between heating fuel choice and prevalence of asthma and allergy, we obtain the instrumental variable (IV) estimate for Logit models through the Generalized Method of Moments (GMM). After correcting for simultaneity bias, we do not find strong evidence supporting the causal relationship between polluting heating use and the prevalence of asthma, allergy, and other respiratory disease. Some demographic and lifestyle factors do have significant effects on the prevalence of these diseases.
Tipo:  Conference Paper or Presentation
Idioma:  Inglês
Relação:  Southern Agricultural Economics Association>2010 Annual Meeting, February 6-9, 2010, Orlando, Florida
Selected Paper
Formato:  28

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