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dc.contributor.authorOswald, Andrew J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorPowdthavee, Nattavudhen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-23en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:23:31Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:23:31Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/34425-
dc.description.abstractThis paper studies the mental distress caused by bereavement. The largest emotional losses are from the death of a spouse; the second-worst in severity are the losses from the death of a child; the third-worst is the death of a parent. The paper explores how happiness regression equations might be used in tort cases to calculate compensatory damages for emotional harm and pain-and-suffering. We examine alternative well-being variables, discuss adaptation, consider the possibility that bereavement affects someone's marginal utility of income, and suggest a procedure for correcting for the endogeneity of income. Although the paper's contribution is methodological, and further research is needed, some illustrative compensation amounts are discussed.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 3159en_US
dc.subject.jelD1en_US
dc.subject.ddc340en_US
dc.subject.keywordBereavementen_US
dc.subject.keyworddamagesen_US
dc.subject.keywordhappinessen_US
dc.subject.keywordcompensationen_US
dc.subject.keywordwell-beingen_US
dc.subject.keywordGHQ scoresen_US
dc.subject.stwLebenszufriedenheiten_US
dc.subject.stwSterblichkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwFamilieen_US
dc.subject.stwWert des Lebensen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwGroßbritannienen_US
dc.titleDeath, happiness, and the calculation of compensatory damagesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn556772741en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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