Ethics. Research. Community.

Persons vs years: two ways of eliciting implicit weights.

Health economics. 
1994 Jan-Feb
[Record Source: PubMed]
The paper presents two methods for eliciting individuals' implicit weights to be attached to health benefits which extend over time. The first is a person-trade-off type which implies that social weights are attached to years with improved health when these are distributed between different groups of people. The second method is based on time-trade-off which yields private weights to succeeding years with improved health for oneself. Emphasis is placed on methodological issues, but some preliminary results obtained from small samples are also presented.
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