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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Valuing Risks: New Information on the Willingness to Pay for Changes in Fatal Risks.
Author Violette, D. M. ; Chesnut, L. G. ;
CORP Author Energy and Resource Consultants, Inc., Boulder, CO.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Policy Analysis.
Publisher Feb 86
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA-68-01-7047; EPA/230/06-86/016;
Stock Number PB89-193726
Additional Subjects Values ; Estimates ; Risk ; Public health ; Policies ; Health risks
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB89-193726 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 12/18/1989
Collation 43p
The report updates the Violette and Chestnut (1983) report which assembled and reviewed estimates of willingness to pay for changes in fatal risks. The results of several different studies are compared by reference to the estimated 'value of life.' It is a way of comparing valuations for small changes in small risks that affect a large number of people. The updated review suggests a possible narrowing of the range of values for on-the-job risks of death to $1.5 to $3 million. Further questions remain concerning if these value of life estimates are appropriate for valuing reduced risks from environmental hazards.