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Contextual Compliance: Situational and Subjective Cost-Benefit Decisions about Pesticides by Chinese Farmers

Yan, Huiqi; van Rooij, Benjamin; Van der Heijden, Jeroen


This article analyzes how cost-benefit calculation influences compliance with pesticide regulation by Chinese farmers. Building on a study including 150 farmers and experts, it studies how operational costs and benefits and deterrence affect compliance. Moreover, it studies what variation in cost-benefit perceptions there are with different types of rules, farms, and villages. It finds that, in this context, cost-benefit calculation matters for compliance; with operational costs and benefits...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Law & Policy
DOI: 10.1111/lapo.12035
Access Rights: Open Access


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