Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-52155
Telser, Harry; Zweifel, Peter (2000). Measuring Willingness-To-Pay for Risk Reduction: An Application of Conjoint Analysis. Working paper series / Socioeconomic Institute No. 3, University of Zurich.
This study applies conjoint analysis (CA) to estimate the marginal willingness-to-pay (MWTP) of elderly individuals for a reduction of the risk of fracture of the femur. The good in question are hypothetical hip protectors which lower the risk of a fracture by different amounts. Other attributes are ease of handling, wearing comfort, and out-of-pocket cost. Thus, the novelty of the present work lies in its letting risk reduction be traded off against several attributes. In 500 face-to-face interviews, pensioners stated whether or not they would buy the product. Results suggest that MWTP for wearing comfort exceeds that for risk reduction. Indeed, willingness to pay for the product as a whole is negative, indicating that it should not be included as a mandatory benefit in health insurance.
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|Item Type:||Working Paper|
|Communities & Collections:||03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics
Working Paper Series > Socioeconomic Institute (former)
|JEL Classification:||C25, D61, D81, H43, I18|
|Deposited On:||29 Nov 2011 22:32|
|Last Modified:||09 Jul 2012 05:02|
|Series Name:||Working paper series / Socioeconomic Institute|
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