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Living Healthy and Living Long: Valuing the Nonpecuniary Loss from Disability and Death

Citation

Perreira, Krista M. & Sloan, Frank A. (2002). Living Healthy and Living Long: Valuing the Nonpecuniary Loss from Disability and Death. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 24(1), 5-29.

Abstract

This analysis uses three valuation approaches—risk–risk tradeoff, paired risk–dollar comparison, and utility function estimation—to estimate the nonpecuniary cost associated with disability in late life. In addition, we obtain an estimate of the value of life using a paired risk–dollar comparison. The data were obtained from interviews with 548 persons using an iterative computerized questionnaire. Respondents reported a median value of life of $12 million. They were willing-to-pay .7–1.4 million to avoid disability in late life or approximately

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1013234309490

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Journal of Risk and Uncertainty

Author(s)

Perreira, Krista M.
Sloan, Frank A.

Year Published

2002

Volume Number

24

Issue Number

1

Pages

5-29

Reference ID

1834