Reducing Toxic Chemical Releases and Transfers: Explaining Outcomes for a Voluntary Program (ICPSR 1128)

Published: May 16, 1997

Principal Investigator(s):
Laurence O'Toole, University of Georgia; Chilik Yu, World College of Journalism and Communications (Taipei, Taiwan); James Cooley, University of Georgia; Gail Cowie, University of Georgia; Susan Crow, University of Georgia; Terry DeMeo, University of Georgia; Stephanie Herbert, University of Georgia

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR01128.v1

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Relatively little is known about the possibilities and limitations of voluntary public programs. The so-called 33/50 Program for reducing releases of certain toxic chemicals into the environment provides a useful instance for examination. In an investigation of toxics-reduction efforts, with states as units of analysis, economic and policy variables help to explain results. In particular, channels and approaches used in communicating policy intentions are related to outcomes. Voluntary programs can make a difference, but the details of execution, including the extent and nature of field efforts, influence outcomes.

O’Toole, Laurence, Yu, Chilik, Cooley, James, Cowie, Gail, Crow, Susan, DeMeo, Terry, and Herbert, Stephanie. Reducing Toxic Chemical Releases and Transfers:  Explaining Outcomes for a Voluntary Program. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1997-05-16. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR01128.v1

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(1) Files submitted are 3350.sav (SPSS system file for Windows, binary), containing all the data for each state, and explain3.350 (WordPerfect 5.1, binary), describing the data and how to reproduce the results in the article cited above. Variables are also defined and measured as indicated in the article cited above. (2) These data are part of ICPSR's Publication-Related Archive and are distributed exactly as they arrived from the data depositor. ICPSR has not checked or processed this material. Users should consult the investigator(s) if further information is desired.

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