Accession Number:

ADA142539

Title:

Measuring Equity in Public Risk. Revised,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES WESTERN MANAGEMENT SCIENCE INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

An equitable distribution of risk is often an important criterion in the evaluation of technological and environmental risks. We define the concept of equity precisely and develop measures for ex-post and ex-ante equity. It is shown how these measures along with the information on the number of possible fatalities can be used to rank alternatives that involve risks to human life. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE