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dc.contributor.advisorGonzález-Martínez, Gladys M.
dc.contributor.authorNoble Colón, Miguel A.
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-17T21:49:11Z
dc.date.available2018-11-17T21:49:11Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11801/1356
dc.description.abstractThis article attempts to calculate the economic value for an urban forest in a segment of a location on a main road in PR-3108 in the municipality of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. To achieve this objective, a double bound contingent valuation was applied. Probit and bivariate probit models were applied to calculate the mean willingness to pay and to identify factors affecting willingness to pay. The sample consisted of 201 households from Miradero, Algarrobo y Mayaguez Terrace localities. Using the mean from the dichotomous choice question format, the aggregate benefit for the society for an urban forest is $224,892 per year. The study revealed that education, age, gender, and trial or greenway significantly affects the willingness to pay for an urban forest.
dc.description.abstractEsta investigación hace un intento por calcular el valor económico de un bosque urbano en un segmento de la carretera PR-3108 en el municipio de Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. Para lograr esto se usó el método de valoración contingente con un formato de pregunta cerrada con seguimiento. Los modelos probit y probit bivariado se usaron para calcular la disponibilidad a pagar media y para identificar los factores que afectan la disponibilidad a pagar. La muestra consistió de 201 residentes de los barrios Miradero, Algarrobo y la urbanización Mayagüez Terrace. Usando la disponibilidad a pagar media de la pregunta de opción dicotómica, el beneficio que la sociedad obtiene del bosque urbano en un segmento de la carretera PR-3108 equivale a $224,892 anuales. La investigación revela que la educación, edad, género, hijos y paseos lineales tienen un efecto significativo en la disponibilidad a pagar por el bosque urbano.
dc.language.isoesen_US
dc.subjectBosqueen_US
dc.subjectPR-3108en_US
dc.subjectMayagüezen_US
dc.titleValoracion contingente de un bosque urbano en un segmento de la carretera PR-3108 en Mayagüez Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll rights reserveden_US
dc.rights.holder(c) 2009 Miguel A. Noble Colón.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeGonzález Miranda, Sally
dc.contributor.committeeOrtíz López, Juan
dc.contributor.committeeGonzález Soto, Jorge A.
dc.contributor.representativeBartolomei Suárez, Sonia M.
thesis.degree.levelM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural Economicsen_US
dc.contributor.collegeCollege of Agricultural Sciencesen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociologyen_US
dc.description.graduationYear2009en_US


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