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To Plough or Play? Modelling Recreational Pursuits on Irish Farm Commonage

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dc.contributor.author Buckley, Cathal en
dc.contributor.author van Rensburg, Thomas M. en
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-11T14:11:00Z en
dc.date.available 2010-05-11T14:11:00Z en
dc.date.issued 2007 en
dc.identifier.citation Hynes, S., Buckley, C., & van Rensburg, T. M. (2007) "To Plough or Play? Modelling Recreational Pursuits on Irish Farm Commonage" (Working Paper No. 0118) Department of Economics, National University of Ireland, Galway. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/1013 en
dc.description.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. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher National University of Ireland, Galway en
dc.relation.ispartofseries working papers;0118 en
dc.subject Public access en
dc.subject Rural recreation en
dc.subject Commonage en
dc.subject Travel cost model en
dc.subject Economics en
dc.title To Plough or Play? Modelling Recreational Pursuits on Irish Farm Commonage en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en

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