Preferences for Mortality Risk Reduction Over the Lifecycle

Investigating individuals' preferences for alternative interventions yielding the same increase in life expectancy


Increases in life expectancy can be produced by transient or chronic reductions in mortality risk at different ages. Using surveys of the general population, we are investigating individuals’ preferences for alternative interventions that yield the same increase in life expectancy, e.g., a transient reduction in annual mortality risk for the next 10 years and a reduction that begins small but increases with baseline annual risk and persists until death.