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Altruism, Efficiency, and Health in the Family

Preference Measurement in Health

ISBN: 978-1-78441-029-2

ISSN: 0731-2199

Publication date: 27 August 2014


Social implications

Results may provide a justification on efficiency grounds for policies to provide special protection for children’s health and suggest that benefit–cost analyses of policies affecting health should include separate estimates of the benefits of health improvements for children and adults.




The US Environmental Protection Agency partially funded the research described here under C R 825921-01-0. The research has not been subjected to Agency review and therefore does not necessarily reflect the views of the agency, and no official endorsement should be inferred.


Dickie, M. and Salois, M.J. (2014), "Altruism, Efficiency, and Health in the Family", Preference Measurement in Health (Advances in Health Economics and Health Services Research, Vol. 24), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 1-92.



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