Measurement and valuation of inequality aversion and the distribution of outcomes in maternal health


Graham, W., (Division of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen) McNamee, P. (HERU) Newlands, D. and Quayyum, Z. (IMMPACT, University of Aberdeen)


Policy-makers and the general public are concerned about how health benefits are distributed in the population. The research addressed three research questions: (i), are individuals averse to differences in the average number of maternal deaths observed in different parts of society? (ii), are individuals prepared to trade-off a smaller number of maternal deaths prevented amongst a larger population in exchange for a larger number of deaths prevented in a smaller population? (iii), are these preferences influenced by differences in question framing?


P McNamee




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