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What is a Life Worth?

@article{Brannon2004WhatIA,
  title={What is a Life Worth?},
  author={Ike Brannon},
  journal={Law & Economics},
  year={2004}
}
  • Ike Brannon
  • Published 2004
  • Economics
  • Law & Economics
  • An unpleasant but necessary job of policymakers is to place a value on saving a human life. Because society has limited resources that it can spend on health and safety improvements, it should obtain the greatest benefit for each dollar spent, and ascertaining an appropriate value is necessary to that effort. As one would expect, the correct numerical value to place on a life, typically called the value of a statistical life, or VSL, is a matter of great controversy. Hundreds of analyses using… CONTINUE READING
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