Document Type

Article

Publication Title

The American Economic Review

Publication Date

1990

Page Number

353

Keywords

utility theory, manufacturing process, industrial safety

Disciplines

Health Law and Policy | Law

Abstract

Taylor's series and logarithmic estimates of health state-dependent utility functions both imply that job injuries reduce one's utility and marginal utility of income, thus rejecting the monetary loss equivalent formulation. Injury valuations have unitary income elasticity, and the valuation of non-incremental risk changes and effects of base risks follow economic predictions.

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