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Dread risks

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Susan Chilton, Emeritus Professor Michael Jones-Lee, Dr Francis Kiraly, Dr Hugh Metcalf



It is a well-established fact that many people view the prospect of premature death by some causes with considerably more disquiet or "dread" than death by other causes. It is equally clear that for most people their personal risk of death by a given cause is also a matter of serious concern. This article reports the findings of a study aimed at estimating the effects of dread and personal risk of death by a specific cause on the willingness-to-pay based Value of Statistical Life (VSL) for that cause. © Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2006.

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Author(s): Chilton S, Jones-Lee M, Kiraly F, Metcalf H, Pang W

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Risk and Uncertainty

Year: 2006

Volume: 33

Issue: 3

Pages: 165-182

ISSN (print): 0895-5646

ISSN (electronic): 1573-0476

Publisher: Springer New York LLC


DOI: 10.1007/s11166-006-0483-z


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