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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Identification Number : 10.1016/j.aap.2008.11.009


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
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Item Type: Article
Language: English
Date: March 2009
Refereed: Yes
JEL Classification: D61 - Allocative Efficiency; Cost-Benefit Analysis
J17 - Value of Life; Forgone Income
R41 - Transportation - Demand, Supply, and Congestion; Safety and Accidents; Transportation Noise
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2012 05:59
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2021 15:36
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