Comparing distributions of environmental outcomes for regulatory environmental justice analysis

Kelly Maguire, Glenn Sheriff

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Abstract

Economists have long been interested in measuring distributional impacts of policy interventions. As environmental justice (EJ) emerged as an ethical issue in the 1970s, the academic literature has provided statistical analyses of the incidence and causes of various environmental outcomes as they relate to race, income, and other demographic variables. In the context of regulatory impacts, however, there is a lack of consensus regarding what information is relevant for EJ analysis, and how best to present it. This paper helps frame the discussion by suggesting a set of questions fundamental to regulatory EJ analysis, reviewing past approaches to quantifying distributional equity, and discussing the potential for adapting existing tools to the regulatory context.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1707-1726
Number of pages20
JournalInternational journal of environmental research and public health
Volume8
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Distributional analysis
  • Environmental justice
  • Equity
  • Inequality index
  • Regulatory impact analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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