The value of a statistical life: a meta-analysis with a mixed effects regression model.

@article{Bellavance2009TheVO,
  title={The value of a statistical life: a meta-analysis with a mixed effects regression model.},
  author={F. Bellavance and G. Dionne and M. Lebeau},
  journal={Journal of health economics},
  year={2009},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={
          444-64
        }
}
The value of a statistical life (VSL) is a very controversial topic, but one which is essential to the optimization of governmental decisions. We see a great variability in the values obtained from different studies. The source of this variability needs to be understood, in order to offer public decision-makers better guidance in choosing a value and to set clearer guidelines for future research on the topic. This article presents a meta-analysis based on 39 observations obtained from 37… Expand
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