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dc.contributor.authorRobinson, Angelaen_US
dc.contributor.authorCovey, Judithen_US
dc.contributor.authorSpencer, Anneen_US
dc.contributor.authorLoomes, Grahamen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-20T12:59:36Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-20T12:59:36Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/62836-
dc.description.abstractPrevious research has shown that people wish a premium to be placed on the prevention of certain types of deaths as they perceive those deaths as 'worse' than others. The research reported in this paper is an attempt to quantify such a 'bad death' premium via a discrete choice experiment (DCE). The four underlying attributes included were: the age of the victim, who was most to blame for the death, the severity of the victim's pain and suffering in the period leading up to death, and the duration of the victim's pain and suffering in the period leading up to death. In addition, a fifth attribute - number of deaths - was included in order to provide a quantitative scale against which to measure the bad death premium. The results show that each of the 4 underlying attributes did matter to respondents in determining whether deaths were worse than others, but also uncovered marked insensitivity to variations in the number of those deaths. The implication of our findings for the use of quantitative variables in DCEs is discussed.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherQueen Mary, Univ. of London, Dep. of Economics Londonen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking Paper, Department of Economics, Queen Mary, University of London 597en_US
dc.subject.jelH5en_US
dc.subject.jelI10en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordDiscrete choice experimenten_US
dc.subject.keywordValue of preventing a fatalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordRelative weightsen_US
dc.subject.keywordInsensitivityen_US
dc.subject.stwSterblichkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwAngsten_US
dc.subject.stwDiskrete Entscheidungen_US
dc.subject.stwTesten_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwGroßbritannienen_US
dc.titleAre some deaths worse than others? Result from a discrete choice experimenten_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn529782278en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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