Benevolence and the value of road safety

Andersson, Henrik and Lindberg, Gunnar (2009) Benevolence and the value of road safety. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 41 (2). pp. 286-293.

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Official URL: http://tse-fr.eu/pub/10262

Abstract

This study uses the contingent valuation method to elicit individuals' preferences for their
own and others' safety in road-tra±c. Whereas one group is asked about a private safety device for
themselves, other groups are asked about safety devices for their children, household, relatives and the
public. Support is found for the hypothesis that individuals are not purely sel¯sh when it comes the
safety of others.
Key words Safety; Willingness to pay; Altruism; Road-tra±c
JEL codes:

Item Type: Article
Language: English
Date: March 2009
Refereed: Yes
JEL codes: D61 - Allocative Efficiency; Cost-Benefit Analysis
J17 - Value of Life; Forgone Income
R41 - Transportation - Demand, Supply, and Congestion; Safety and Accidents; Transportation Noise
Subjects: B- ECONOMIE ET FINANCE
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2012 05:59
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2018 13:21
OAI ID: oai:tse-fr.eu:10262
URI: http://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/3092

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