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Valuing life and limb : understanding the risk-return trade-off

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dc.contributor.author Madheswaran, S.
dc.contributor.editor Bellamy, Rufus
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-26T19:56:31Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-26T19:56:31Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/38928
dc.description This policy brief is based on SANDEE working paper no. 9-04, "Measuring the value of life and limb : estimating compensating wage differentials among workers in Chennai and Mumbai" en
dc.description.abstract Across the developing world improvements in public health and environmental safety are becoming an ever-greater priority. One way to understand how the public values improvements in health is by assessing what individuals are willing to pay or forgo for small decreases in risks that may affect their longevity. For example, workers frequently make decisions that trade-off increased work-place risk and higher wages. This estimate of the financial gain required to take on increased risks can be used to assess public policies that seek to decrease the risk of death from environmental factors such as air pollution. en
dc.format Text en
dc.format.extent 1 digital file (4 p. : ill.) en
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher SANDEE, Kathmandu, NP en
dc.relation.ispartof SANDEE policy brief / South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics; no. 7-05 en
dc.subject SURVEYS en
dc.subject INDUSTRIAL WORKERS en
dc.subject ATTITUDES en
dc.subject OCCUPATIONAL ACCIDENTS en
dc.subject OCCUPATIONAL MORTALITY en
dc.subject COMPENSATORY FINANCING en
dc.subject WAGE INCENTIVES en
dc.subject INDIA en
dc.title Valuing life and limb : understanding the risk-return trade-off en
dc.type Policy Brief en
idrc.project.number 102580
idrc.project.title South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) en
idrc.copyright.holder South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE)
idrc.copyright.oapermissionsource OA Permission License en
idrc.copyright.oareleasedocrecordsserverdocnumber 250517
idrc.dspace.access Open Access en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en


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