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Valuations of Life and Injury Risks

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A research on valuing risks to life and health in thecontext of a developing country is practicallynon-existent. This study provides the first estimatedvalues of life and health, using data from India.These values can aid policy makers, internationalagencies and researchers in evaluating health projectsin developing nations. They can also be used to carryout comparisons with values obtained for developedcountries. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000

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  • K. Shanmugam, 2000. "Valuations of Life and Injury Risks," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 16(4), pages 379-389, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:enreec:v:16:y:2000:i:4:p:379-389
    DOI: 10.1023/A:1008364502517
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