People's preferences for safety control: why does baseline risk matter?

@article{Covey2001PeoplesPF,
  title={People's preferences for safety control: why does baseline risk matter?},
  author={Judith A. Covey},
  journal={Risk analysis : an official publication of the Society for Risk Analysis},
  year={2001},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={331-40}
}
  • Judith A. Covey
  • Published 2001 in
    Risk analysis : an official publication of the…
Previous tests of how people's valuations of safety vary with the level of baseline risk have left policymakers with a rather mixed message. Some data support the conventional hypothesis derived from economic theory that marginal valuations of risk changes increase with the baseline level, but other data reject it. With these indeterminate findings in mind, the present study adopted an in-depth quantitative-qualitative methodology to explore the preferences of a general population sample (N… CONTINUE READING

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