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

SND-ID: SND 1070

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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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Protection and ethical review

Ethics Review

Gothenburg - Ref. 544-13

Method

Unit of analysis

Time Method

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.

Time period(s) investigated

2013-05-01–2013-11-30

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Publications

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

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.

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Citation

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

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Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

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

Time period(s) investigated

2013-05-01–2013-11-30

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

Variables

170

Published: 2019-08-28
Last updated: 2019-09-05