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Problems with Relational Loss Valuation

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  • Rodgers, J.D.
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    In serious personal injury and death cases, courts may allow an award for that component of nonpecuniary losses variously referred to as "companionship", "society", "emotional services", or consortium." I wiil hereafter refer to this kind of loss as a "loss of society.The purpose of this short paper is twofold: (1) to consider briefly whether it is desirable and possible in terms of economic theory to compensate the loss of society, and (2) TO assess the specific methodologies of the three papers in this section, each of which presents a different method for assigning a dollar value to it.

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    Paper provided by Pennsylvania State - Department of Economics in its series Papers with number 4-96-1.

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    Length: 10 pages
    Date of creation: 1996
    Handle: RePEc:fth:pensta:4-96-1
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