Faculty Advisor

Warning, Matt

Area of Study

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Publication Date

Summer 2020

Abstract

Discount rates are used in cost-benefit analysis by private and public actors in Perú, yet the methodology of computing for this economic measure hasn’t been updates in decades. This research suggests using household-level choice sets to compute for Andean discounting. Andean mothers are a population of interest as following “La ley de reforma agraria” passed in 1969, Indigenous communities in the Andes were relabeled as the campesino community in an attempt to erase Indigeneity. The purpose of this research was to provide a review and consideration of context, culture, and condition in the design of choice sets that can capture the long-term decision making of Andean mothers’ in regard to their children and diminishing natural resource base.

Publisher

University of Puget Sound

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