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The Theory of Weighing Lives

John Broome

in Weighing Lives

Published in print August 2004 | ISBN: 9780199243761
Published online October 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602900 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019924376X.003.0018
 The Theory of Weighing Lives

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This chapter derives the general theory of value that the book has been aiming at. It considers its implications for the value of longevity,and how the theory might be made practical. It reviews some of the methods used in economics to value lives, including qalys and willingness to pay.

Keywords: value of longevity; value of life; economics; utilitarianism; qaly; willingness to pay

Chapter.  4878 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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