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dc.contributor.authorFrey, Bruno S.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSavage, David A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorTorgler, Bennoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-03-03en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-28T08:48:45Z-
dc.date.available2009-07-28T08:48:45Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/26596-
dc.description.abstractThe sinking of the Titanic in April 1912 took the lives of 68 percent of the people aboard. Who survived? It was women and children who had a higher probability of being saved, not men. Likewise, people traveling in first class had a better chance of survival than those in second and third class. British passengers were more likely to perish than members of other nations. This extreme event represents a rare case of a well-documented life and death situation where social norms were enforced. This paper shows that economic analysis can account for human behavior in such situations.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working paper 2551en_US
dc.subject.jelD63en_US
dc.subject.jelD64en_US
dc.subject.jelD71en_US
dc.subject.jelD81en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordDecision under pressureen_US
dc.subject.keywordtragic events and disastersen_US
dc.subject.keywordsurvivalen_US
dc.subject.keywordquasi-natural experimenten_US
dc.subject.keywordaltruismen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Beziehungenen_US
dc.subject.stwEntscheidungen_US
dc.subject.stwAltruismusen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Normen_US
dc.subject.stwKonsuminterdependenzen_US
dc.subject.stwRationierungen_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwFeldforschungen_US
dc.subject.stwSchiffsunfallen_US
dc.subject.stwGroßbritannienen_US
dc.titleSurviving the Titanic disaster: economic, natural and social determinantsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn59285616Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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