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Title: THE STRUCTURE OF FARMERS' PERCEPTIONS OF GROUND WATER POLLUTION
Authors: Elnagheeb, Abdelmoneim H.
Jordan, Jeffrey L.
Humphrey, Vonda
Keywords: Factor analysis
Latent variable model
Water quality
Issue Date: 1995-07
Abstract: Data from a 1992 Georgia Farm Practices survey are used to examine the structure of farmers' perceptions of ground water pollution and their support of regulations to protect ground water. Estimates of the influence of farm and farmer characteristics on pollution perceptions and support for pollution control were computed using a multiple-indicator model. Results show that the willingness to change farm practices to protect ground water is positively related to how an operator perceives the seriousness of the pollution problem. Regulatory policies that negatively affect farmers' income are likely to be opposed by farmers.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/15323
Institution/Association: Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics>Volume 27, Number 01, July 1995
Total Pages: 14
Language: English
From Page: 224
To Page: 237
Collections:Volume 27, Number 01, July 1995

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