Loss in the Death of a Child: An Extension of the Ward Analysis

@inproceedings{Ireland1990LossIT,
  title={Loss in the Death of a Child: An Extension of the Ward Analysis},
  author={Thomas R. Ireland},
  year={1990}
}
  • Thomas R. Ireland
  • Published 1990
  • Economics
  • John Ward has provided the first definitive treatment of the forensic treatment of damages to parents in the loss of a child (this journal, Ward 1989). His preferred treatment, however, provides for a significant underestimate of the value of the household services of both mother and father, but particularly the child’s mother in cases when the mother is a full time homemaker. This note is designed to suggest somewhat more inclusive meaning of the investment value and a better method for… CONTINUE READING

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