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In Search of Forest Resource Values for Aboriginal Peoples: The Applicability of Non-Market Valuation Techniques. Society and Natural Resources

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posted on 2023-05-18, 13:23 authored by Adamowicz, W, Beckley, T, Darla Hatton MacDonaldDarla Hatton MacDonald, Just, L, Luckert, M, Murray, E, Phillips, W
This article examines issues surrounding the potential applicability of nonmarket valuation techniques to indigenous peoples. A conceptual model examines relationships between natural and cultural environments and value systems. Problems of valuation identified include eliciting values for individuals, aggregating individual values into measures of social welfare, and comparisons of welfare across culturally different groups. The influence of sacred or taboo goods, the potential for satiation, and variations in property rights are factors to address in assessing individual values. Differences in political and property rights systems, and unique demographic structures are seen as limits to aggregating values for randomly selected individuals. Since valuation is endogenous to specific social environments, aggregations of indigenous and nonindigenous measures of social welfare may be inappropriate. © 1998 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.


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Society and Natural Resources








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Environmental protection frameworks (incl. economic incentives)

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