Is there dynamic adverse selection in the life insurance market?
AbstractThis paper finds evidence of dynamic adverse selection in the life insurance market. Lower-risk individuals are more likely to cancel a policy, and to cancel one of greater face value conditional on cancelation, than are individuals with higher mortality risk.
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Volume (Year): 112 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 (July)
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