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Lives v livelihoods, part 1: how can we measure the value of a life?

Adler, Matthew, Bradley, Richard ORCID: 0000-0003-2184-7844, Ferranna, Maddalena, Fleurbaey, Marc, Hammitt, James K. and Voorhoeve, Alex (2020) Lives v livelihoods, part 1: how can we measure the value of a life? LSE COVID-19 Blog (06 Aug 2020). Blog Entry.

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Policies that suppress or control the COVID-19 pandemic prevent illness and save lives, but exact an economic toll. How should we balance lives and livelihoods to determine which policy is best? In the first of two posts, Matthew Adler (Duke University/LSE), Richard Bradley (LSE), Maddalena Ferranna (Princeton), Marc Fleurbaey (Princeton and Paris School of Economics), James Hammitt (Harvard) and Alex Voorhoeve (LSE) compare the benefit-cost and social welfare approaches to doing so.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2020 13:27
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2024 16:45

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