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Socio-economic costs from yellow dust damages in South Korea

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  • Socio-economic costs from yellow dust damages in South Korea
  • Jeong, Dai-Yeun
  • Korean Social Science Research Council


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Title Socio-economic costs from yellow dust damages in South Korea
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Author(English)

Jeong, Dai-Yeun

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[Seoul]:Korean Social Science Research Council

Date 2008
Journal Title; Vol./Issue Korean Social Science Journal:vol. 35(no. 2)
Pages 29
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language Korean
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Original Format pdf
Subject Territorial Development < Environment
Holding Korean Social Science Research Council

Abstract

Yellow dust is a typical transborder environmental problem in Asia. South Korea is geographically very close to the place where yellow dust originates. This makes South Korea more than other countries susceptible to the damage from yellow dust. Most research on yellow dust has been done by natural scientists, focusing on the analysis of chemical constituents of yellow dust and its impact on the quality of water, air, soil, animal, and human health. In addition, quite some research has been done on the socio-economic impact of yellow dust. With such implications, the objective of this paper is to estimate the socio-economic cost from yellow dust in South Korea. The total socio-economic cost from yellow dust damage in South Korea in the year of 2002 is estimated as US$ 3,900 million at minimum and US$ 7,300 million at maximum. The average of the two, US$ 5,600 million, is equivalent to 0.8% of GDP and US$ 117.00 per South Korean inhabitant.