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Birds of a Feather: Estimating the Value of Statistical Life from Dual-Earner Families

Joseph E. Aldy

NBER Working Paper No. 25708
Issued in March 2019

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Blake Barr and Ken Norris provided excellent research assistance for this project. Aldy’s research has been supported by the Taubman Center for State and Local Government. Elissa Philip Gentry, Jim Hammitt, Tom Kniesner, Kip Viscusi, and participants at the Vanderbilt Law School Risk Guidelines for a Safer Society Symposium provided excellent comments on an earlier version of this analysis. Aldy also expresses gratitude to the Bureau of Labor Statistics for permission to use the CFOI fatality data. Neither the BLS nor any other government agency bears any responsibility for the risk measures calculated or the results in this paper. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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