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Risk Equity

dc.contributor.authorViscusi, W. Kip
dc.identifier.citation29 J. Legal Stud. 843 (2000)en_US
dc.descriptionarticle published in law journalen_US
dc.description.abstractRisk equity serves as the purported rationale for a wide range of inefficient policy practices, such as the concern that hypothetical individual risks not be too great. This paper proposes an alternative risk equity concept in terms of equitable tradeoffs rather than equity in risk levels. Equalizing the cost per life saved across policy contexts will save additional lives and will give fair treatment to risks arising in a variety of domains. Equitable tradeoffs will also benefit minorities who currently are disadvantaged by politically based inefficient policies.en_US
dc.format.extent1 PDF (31 pages)en_US
dc.publisherThe Journal of Legal Studiesen_US
dc.subject.lcshRisk assessment -- United Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshRisk management -- United Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshHealth risk assessment -- United Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshRisk-taking (Psychology) -- United Statesen_US
dc.titleRisk Equityen_US

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