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Title: Recreational pursuits on marginal farm land: a discrete-choice model of Irish farm commonage recreation
Author: Hynes, Stephen
Buckley, Cathal
Van Rensburg, Tom
Keywords: Land use
Farm land
Ireland
Rural recreation
Commonage
Recreational amenities
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Economic & Social Research Institute
Citation: Hynes, Stphen; Buckley, Cathal; Van Rensburg, Tom. 'Recreational pursuits on marginal farm land: a discrete-choice model of Irish farm commonage recreation'. - Economic & Social Review, Vol. 38, No. 1, Spring, 2007, pp. 63–84, Dublin: Economic & Social Research Institute
Abstract: In the last decade the demand for rural recreation has increased in Ireland as the population has become increasingly urbanised. Increased affluence, mobility and changing values have also brought new demands with respect to landscape, conservation, heritage and recreation, with a greater emphasis on consumption demands for goods and services in rural areas. This paper’s contribution to the understanding of outdoor recreational pursuits in Ireland is based on the estimation of the first farmland recreation demand function. We use this empirical work to investigate the more general conflict between countryside recreational pursuits and farming activity. Through the estimation of a travel cost model, the study derives the mean willingness to pay of the average outdoors enthusiast using a farm commonage site in Co. Galway, Ireland and an estimate of the gross economic value of the site as a recreational resource. The result indicates the high value of Irish farmland from a recreational amenity perspective.
Description: Paper presented at the Twentieth Annual Conference of the Irish Economic Association, Bunclody, Co. Wexford, 2006
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2262/61748
ISSN: 00129984
Appears in Collections:Economic and Social Review Archive: Complete Collection 1969-
The Economic and Social Review, Vol. 38, No. 1, Spring, 2007

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