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Title: Measuring the social recreation per-day net benefit of wildlife amenities of a national park : a count-data travel cost approach
Authors: Mendes, Isabel
Proença, Isabel
Keywords: Social recreation benefits
Wildlife amenities
Count data models
Travel costs
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: ISEG - Departamento de Economia
Citation: Mendes, Isabel, Isabel Proença. 2009. "Measuring the social recreation per-day net benefit of wildlife amenities of a national park : a count-data travel cost approach". Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão - DE working papers nº35 - 2009/DE/SOCIUS.
Series/Report no.: Working papers; 35/2009/DE/SOCIUS
Abstract: We applied count-data travel cost methods to a truncated sample of visitors, to estimate the average CS per each day of visit of an individual, visiting the Peneda-Gerês National Park to enjoy their natural facilities for recreation purposes. As the recreation demand was measured in number of days of stay in the park the behaviour of the dependent variable is very specific. To overcome this situation, we propose the use of altered truncated count data models or truncated count data models on grouped data because we found they were better adjusted to our data set. The average individual CS per day is estimated to be €194 varying between €116 and €448, with Simulated Limits. This information is useful in the formulation of government policy relating directly to national parks and conservation and the determination of future natural park management. To our knowledge this is the first attempt to measure the average recreation net benefits per each day of stay supported by a national park, by using truncated altered and truncated grouped count data Travel Cost Model based on the observation of individual (not household) number of days of stay.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.5/1827
ISSN: 0874-4548
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