Household Use of Agricultural Chemicals for Soil-Pest Management and Own Labor for Yard Work Templeton, Scott R. Zilberman, David Yoo, Seung Jick Dabalen, Andrew L. 2012-03-30T07:30:40Z 2012-03-30T07:30:40Z 2008
dc.description.abstract In spite of its potential health and environmental risks and contribution to agribusiness, the use of agricultural chemicals for yard care has not been well studied. In our discrete-continuous choice model, estimated with data from a national survey, a household chooses how much money, if any, to initially spend on types of agricultural chemicals and applicators and how much time to subsequently spend on other yard work. Households in big cities or with large gardens are more likely to use organic chemicals. The probability that a household chooses a mix of do-it-yourself and hired applications of synthetic chemicals increases with income, age, and the presence of preschoolers. Among households that apply only synthetic chemicals without hired help, those with young children, with higher incomes, in big cities, and with male heads spend more on the chemicals. The time that such households spend on other yard work increases with expenditures on the chemicals. Cancellation of a pesticide registration might create an extra private cost for households with young children even though the ban might reduce external costs. en
dc.identifier.citation Environmental and Resource Economics
dc.identifier.issn 09246460
dc.language.iso EN
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis D120
dc.subject Health Production I120
dc.subject Agricultural Markets and Marketing
dc.subject Cooperatives
dc.subject Agribusiness Q130
dc.subject Agricultural R&D
dc.subject Agricultural Technology
dc.subject Agricultural Extension Services Q160
dc.title Household Use of Agricultural Chemicals for Soil-Pest Management and Own Labor for Yard Work en
dc.title.alternative Environmental and Resource Economics en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.type Article de journal fr
dc.type Artículo de revista es
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.doctype Journal Article
okr.externalcontent External Content
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum 1630
okr.journal.nbpages 91-108
okr.language.supported en
okr.peerreview Academic Peer Review
okr.volume 40
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