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Value of Statistical Life

Calculations of the value of a statistical life (VSL) are used to monetize risk reductions from environmental, health, and safety policies. RFF research has contributed to efforts to improve VSL estimation in developed and developing country settings, as well as address such issues as whether VSL estimates should be adjusted by age.

Alternatives to "Value of Statistical Life”

Review alternative terms to better communicate the VSL concept.

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Estimating Air Pollution Damages

Read about how the World Bank measures the economic cost of outdoor air pollution.

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