Tick-borne Disease Risk and Recreational Choice – Choice Experiment Data

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Daniel Slunge - University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development orcid

Description:

This dataset is based on a choice experiment on tick-borne disease risk and recreational choice. It contains the variables used in the study “Valuation When Baselines Are Changing: Tick-borne Disease Risk and Recreational Choice” as well as data on additional variables collection in a survey with 1579 respondents in Sweden in 2013.

Understanding how changes in baseline risk influence preferences for risk reduction is important when valuing the welfare effects of environmental change, including the spread of disease. We conduct a survey-based choice experiment among respondents residing in areas with different prevalence of ticks and incidence of Lyme borreliosis (LB) and tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) in Sweden. Respondents face a trade-off between risk and travel cost when choosing between visiting recreational areas differing in prevalence of ticks and disease incidence. Our study indicates that ticks and the risk of tick-borne diseases significantly influence the choice of recreational area and have non-trivial welfare effects. The mean willingness to pay (WTP) per trip to avoid areas with

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Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Daniel Slunge - University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development orcid

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 1070

Purpose:

The purpose of this paper is to estimate Willingness to Pay (WTP) to reduce the risk of getting tick bites or contracting TBE and LB in connection with visits to recreational areas in Sweden, and to analyze the role of baseline risk and adaptive behaviour for these estimates. We conduct a survey-based choice experiment on recreational choices to derive the WTP for reducing said risks.

Description:

This dataset is based on a choice experiment on tick-borne disease risk and recreational choice. It contains the variables used in the study “Valuation When Baselines Are Changing: Tick-borne Disease Risk and Recreational Choice” as well as data on additional variables collection in a survey with 1579 respondents in Sweden in 2013.

Understanding how changes in baseline risk influence preferences for risk reduction is important when valuing the welfare effects of environmental change, including the spread of disease. We conduct a survey-based choice experiment among respondents residing in areas with different prevalence of ticks and incidence of Lyme borreliosis (LB) and tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) in Sweden. Respondents face a trade-off between risk and travel cost when choosing between visiting recreational areas differing in prevalence of ticks and disease incidence. Our study indicates that ticks and the risk of tick-borne diseases significantly influence the choice of recreational area and have non-trivial welfare effects. The mean willingness to pay (WTP) per trip to avoid areas with

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Time period(s) investigated:

2013-05-01 — 2013-11-30

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden

Unit of analysis:

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Sampling procedure:

Mixed probability and non-probability
We utilised an internet panel consisting of approximately 8 000 members representative of the Swedish population and recruited in connection with telephone interviews with randomly sampled respondents (i.e. not a voluntary opt-in panel). In October 2013, the survey was distributed online to 6 000 of the panel members aged 18–85 years.

Data contains personal data:

Yes

Ethics Review:

Gothenburg —544-13

Contact person for questions about the data:

Daniel Slunge

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Slunge, D., Sterner, T. and Adamovicz, W. Valuation when Baselines are Changing: Tick-borne Disease Risk and Recreational Choice. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.reseneeco.2019.101119

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Tick-borne Disease Risk and Recreational Choice- Choice ExperimentData

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Tick-borne Disease Risk and Recreational Choice – Choice Experiment Data

Citation:

Daniel Slunge. University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development (2019). Tick-borne Disease Risk and Recreational Choice – Choice Experiment Data. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/z9n6-m595

Description:

This data is based on a survey based choice experiment on tick-borne disease risk and recreational choice. The dataset contains responses from 1579 people in Sweden to an online survey in October 2013. The dataset contains 33159 observations as all respondents answered seven choice sets with three alternatives. The dataset contains 168 variables.

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire

Time period(s) for data collection: 2013-10-01 — 2013-11-30

Data collector: Enkätfabriken

Source of the data: Population group

Time period(s) investigated:

2013-05-01 — 2013-11-30

Variables:

170