Silberman Jonathan, Gerlowski Daniel A, Williams Nancy A Estimating Existence Value for Users and Nonusers of New Jersey Beaches Land Economics May 1992 68(2:) 225-36
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Estimating Existence Value for Users and Nonusers of New Jersey Beaches was written by Jonathan Silberman, Daniel A Gerlowski, and Nancy A Williams. The authors conducted a study to try to find an existence value for beach nourishment in the New Jersey area.
An empirical survey study was conducted via the telephone and the internet. The model surveyed 500 New Jersey resident and 221 claimed to not be a beach go-er. They found for the non-users that education and income had a positive influence over the bid. Travel Cost had a negative influence over the given bid. The study found little averaged difference in existence value bids was found between users of beach recreation
and non-users of beach recreation.