Arsenic mitigation in Bangladesh: A household labor market approach

Carson, Richard T., Koundouri, Phoebe and Nauges, Céline (2011) Arsenic mitigation in Bangladesh: A household labor market approach. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 93 2: 407-414. doi:10.1093/ajae/aaq110

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Author Carson, Richard T.
Koundouri, Phoebe
Nauges, Céline
Title Arsenic mitigation in Bangladesh: A household labor market approach
Journal name American Journal of Agricultural Economics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1467-8276
Publication date 2011-01
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1093/ajae/aaq110
Volume 93
Issue 2
Start page 407
End page 414
Total pages 8
Place of publication Cary, NC, U.S.A.
Publisher Oxford University Press
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract Rural families in Bangladesh, one of the poorest countries in the world, face financial risks from major illness both from the cost of medical care and from the loss of income associated with reduced labor supply and productivity. Chronic exposure to arsenic in drinking water has often been associated with the development of skin cancers and internal cancers, especially of the bladder, liver, and lungs, and a wide variety of other health conditions, such as diabetes, respiratory problems, cardiovascular diseases, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, and keratosis, a condition in which painful nodules grow on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. Most of the economic work on arsenic contamination in Bangladesh has had an epidemiological focus that has tried to effectively monetize a dose response relation using either a cost of illness or a willingness to pay approach.
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Additional Notes First published online: November 30, 2010. Published under "AAEA Meeting Invited Paper Sessions". "This article was presented in an invited-paper session at the 2010 annual meeting of the Allied Social Science Associations in Atlanta, GA. The articles in these sessions are not subjected to the journal’s standard refereeing process."

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