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Do life-saving regulations save lives ?

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Publiceringsår: 2002
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 231-249
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: JOURNAL OF RISK AND UNCERTAINTY
Volym: 24
Nummer: 3
Dokumenttyp: Artikel
Förlag: KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBL

Sammanfattning

Life-saving regulations may be counter-productive since they have an indirect mortality effect through the reduction in disposable income. This paper estimates the effect of income on mortality, controlling for the initial health status and a host of personal characteristics. The analysis is based on a random sample of the adult Swedish population of over 40,000 individuals followed up for 10-17 years. The income loss that will induce an expected fatality is estimated to be $6.8 million when the costs are borne equally among all adults, $8.4 million when the costs are borne proportionally to income and $9.8 million when the costs are borne progressively to income.

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Nyckelord

  • Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • risk-risk analysis
  • mortality
  • duration models
  • income
  • regulations

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  • ISSN: 0895-5646

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