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La medición del bienestar social relacionado con la salud/The Measurement of the Health Related Social Welfare

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  • ABELLÁN PERPIÑÁN, JOSÉ Mª

    () (Departamento de Economía Aplicada, Universidad de Murcia. Facultad de Economía y Empresa. Campus de Espinardo. 30100 Murcia.)

  • SÁNCHEZ MARTÍNEZ,FERNANDO I.

    () (Departamento de Economía Aplicada, Universidad de Murcia. Facultad de Economía y Empresa. Campus de Espinardo. 30100 Murcia.)

  • MARTÍNEZ PÉREZ, JORGE E.

    () (Tfno.:Departamento de Economía Aplicada, Universidad de Murcia. Facultad de Economía y Empresa. Campus de Espinardo. 30100 Murcia. Fax: 968 363745.Tfno.: 968367928)

Abstract

This paper systematizes the different approaches used to measure health related social preferences. We suggest that those preferences involving both personal and altruistic concerns (the so-called “socially inclusive personal preferences”) should be used to make social decisions. We argue that the best existing method for eliciting such preferences is the “veil of ignorance” approach. We report on the results of a pilot study in which we try different methods of eliciting preferences, each of them inducing different perspectives (personal, social and socially inclusive preferences). Preliminary results suggest that the “veil of ignorance” approach could be a useful method to elicit those “mixed” preferences that lay in-between personal and social (altruistic) preferences. En este artículo revisamos de forma sistemática los enfoques que se han utilizado para medir preferencias colectivas relacionadas con la salud. Sugerimos que las preferencias relacionadas con la salud que deberían medirse para tomar decisiones sociales son aquellas que combinan egoísmo y altruismo (“preferencias personales socialmente inclusivas”), y que el método más apropiado para medir tales preferencias es el ”velo de la ignorancia”. Presentamos un estudio piloto en el que se prueban distintos métodos para medir las preferencias que tratan de suscitar diferentes perspectivas en los sujetos (personal, social y personal socialmente inclusiva). Los resultados preliminares sugieren que el método del “velo de la ignorancia” puede ser útil para medir preferencias mixtas, situadas a mitad de camino entre las estrictamente personales y las puramente sociales o altruistas.

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  • Abellán Perpiñán, José Mª & Sánchez Martínez,Fernando I. & Martínez Pérez, Jorge E., 2007. "La medición del bienestar social relacionado con la salud/The Measurement of the Health Related Social Welfare," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 25, pages 927-950, Diciembre.
  • Handle: RePEc:lrk:eeaart:25_3_15
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    Keywords

    Quality-adjusted life-years; Social welfare function; Veil of ignorance; Socially inclusive personal preferences/Años de Vida Ajustados por la Calidad; Función de bienestar social; Velo de la ignorancia; Preferencias personales socialmente inclusivas.;

    JEL classification:

    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
    • D10 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - General
    • D60 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - General

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