3. Do you think that the impacts of the program to control automobile pollution are
progressively or regressively distributed? How about the program to ensure the quality
of public water supply systems?
1. Step 1 of 5
Distribution of costs of automobile pollution-control policies:
2. Step 2 of 5
Automobile pollution-control policies are regressively distributed because cost of
using technology for pollution reduction in automobiles is the same for all people
of a region.
3. Step 3 of 5
For example, use of catalytic converters to reduce the tailpipe emission adds same
cost to all people of a region, if they are willing to pay to purchase a car. Each
person who is buying a car has to contribute the same amount to the reduction in
emission from the tailpipe of cars.
4. Step 4 of 5
Distribution of benefits of improved quality of public water supply systems:
5. Step 5 of 5
Cost associated with the improved quality of public water supply systems
are regressively distributed because benefit from the improved water quality is
more skewed towards higher-income people than towards the lower-income
people of a region, against the same cost to avail the improved public water