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Do life-saving regulations save lives ?

Gerdtham, Ulf LU and Johannesson, M (2002) In Journal of Risk and Uncertainty 24(3). p.231-249
Abstract
Life-saving regulations may be counter-productive since they have an indirect mortality effect through the reduction in disposable income. This paper estimates the effect of income on mortality, controlling for the initial health status and a host of personal characteristics. The analysis is based on a random sample of the adult Swedish population of over 40,000 individuals followed up for 10-17 years. The income loss that will induce an expected fatality is estimated to be $6.8 million when the costs are borne equally among all adults, $8.4 million when the costs are borne proportionally to income and $9.8 million when the costs are borne progressively to income.
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risk-risk analysis, mortality, duration models, income, regulations
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Journal of Risk and Uncertainty
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24
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3
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231 - 249
publisher
Springer
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  • scopus:0036274139
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1573-0476
DOI
10.1023/A:1015635518824
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English
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  author       = {Gerdtham, Ulf and Johannesson, M},
  issn         = {1573-0476},
  keyword      = {risk-risk analysis,mortality,duration models,income,regulations},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {231--249},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {Journal of Risk and Uncertainty},
  title        = {Do life-saving regulations save lives ?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1015635518824},
  volume       = {24},
  year         = {2002},
}