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dc.contributor.advisorGonzález-Martínez, Gladys M.
dc.contributor.authorRivera-Acosta, Kenneth A.
dc.description.abstractThis research used the contingent valuation method through personal interviews to estimate the willingness to pay for the conservation of the urban forest at Finca Montaña, Aguadilla. A total of 371 useful interviews were made to households located in the surrounding neighborhoods of the forest. The results of this research indicate that residents of the surrounding neighborhoods are willing to pay for access to the urban forest the amount of $9.99 per person per visit. This represents an average willingness to pay for the forest conservation of $376,752.87 per year by residents of the surrounding neighborhoods. The variables age and income influence the willingness to pay of the users of the forest.en_US
dc.description.abstractEsta investigación utilizó el método de valoración contingente a través de entrevistas personales para estimar la disposición a pagar por la conservación del bosque urbano en la finca Montaña, Aguadilla. Se realizaron un total de 371 entrevistas útiles a hogares localizados en los barrios circundantes al bosque. Los resultados de esta investigación indican que los residentes de los barrios circundantes están dispuestos a pagar por acceder al bosque urbano la cantidad de $9.99 por persona por visita. Esto representa una disposición a pagar promedio por la conservación del bosque de $376,752.87 anuales por parte de los residentes de los barrios circundantes. Las variables edad e ingreso influyen en la disposición a pagar de los usuarios del bosque.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipInvestigation subsidized with funds from USDA-NIFA, Resident Instruction in Insular Areas program #11906988en_US
dc.subjectWillingness to payen_US
dc.subjectContingent valuationen_US
dc.subject.lcshForest conservation -- Citizen participationen_US
dc.subject.lcshForest conservation -- Puerto Rico -- Aguadillaen_US
dc.subject.lcshAgriculture --Economic aspects -- Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.titleDisposición a pagar por la conservación del bosque urbano en la finca Montaña, Aguadillaen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll rights reserveden_US
dc.rights.holder2018 Kenneth A. Rivera Acostaen_US
dc.contributor.committeeGregory Crespo, Alexandra
dc.contributor.committeeGonzález Miranda, Sally
dc.contributor.representativeGonzález Cruz, Michael Economicsen_US
dc.contributor.collegeCollege of Agricultural Sciencesen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociologyen_US

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