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The New Welfare Measures

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  • D.P. Doessel

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    (School of History, Philosophy, Religion & Classics)

  • Ruth F.G. Williams

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    (School of Economics, La Trobe University)

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This paper provides an exposition of the concepts relevant to measuring the economic effect of suicide and the conception of how the social loss from suicide can be incorporated into social welfare measurement. Suicide may perform a “warning” function of immanent societal problems. If so, then its impact must be measured. None of the conventional welfare measures currently pick up this “canary in a coalmine” type of signal.

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Paper provided by School of Economics, La Trobe University in its series Working Papers with number 2012.07.

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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: 2012
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Handle: RePEc:trb:wpaper:2012.07

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Keywords: national accounting; welfare measurement; economic effect of suicide; social welfare; social loss; economic value of longevity EDIRC Provider-Institution: RePEc:edi:sblatau;

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