Title

On measuring the value of life

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Economics Letters

Publication Date

9-1-1995

Volume

49

Issue

3

First Page

223

Last Page

230

Keywords

Value of life, Willingness to pay, Wage differential

Abstract

This paper demonstrates a discrepancy between the value of human life calculated on the basis of the willingness to pay of individuals and the value of human life calculated on the basis of the compensating wage differential approach.

DOI

10.1016/0165-1765(95)00689-D

Print ISSN

01651765

E-ISSN

18737374

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Recommended Citation

Ford, J. L., Pattanaik, P. K., & Wei, X. (1995). On measuring the value of life. Economics Letters, 49(3), 223-230. doi: 10.1016/0165-1765(95)00689-D