Experimental evidence against the paradigm of mortality risk aversion.

  title={Experimental evidence against the paradigm of mortality risk aversion.},
  author={Christoph M. Rheinberger},
  journal={Risk analysis : an official publication of the Society for Risk Analysis},
  volume={30 4},
This article deals with the question of how societal impacts of fatal accidents can be integrated into the management of natural or man-made hazards. Today, many governmental agencies give additional weight to the number of potential fatalities in their risk assessments to reflect society's aversion to large accidents. Although mortality risk aversion has been proposed in numerous risk management guidelines, there has been no evidence that lay people want public decisionmakers to overweight… CONTINUE READING