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Subject/Keyword
Risk Perceptions
Collective Rationality
Heart Disease
Willingness to Pay
Stated Preference
Health
Family
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Zinner, David
Supervisor and department
Gerking, Shelby (Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology)
Adamowicz, Vic (Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology)
Examining committee member and department
Adamowicz, Vic (Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology)
Anders, Sven (Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology)
Gerking, Shelby (Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology)
Department
Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology
Specialization
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Date accepted
2013-04-02T12:06:37Z
Graduation date
2013-06
Degree
Master of Science
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
Heart disease is a large problem in the United States and Canada. The research conducted in this thesis will examine three things. First, what is the average American parent’s WTP for a reduction in their own and child risk of developing heart disease by age 75, and how do these two estimates compare and is it an efficient allocation of family resources? Second, what are the contributing factors for the purchase of a heart disease risk reduction program? Third, how do individuals perceive heart disease risk, and do they understand the risk factors associated with the development of this disease? It was discovered that the MWTP for a parent and their child were equal, and that demographic and health factors contribute to the purchase of a heart disease risk reduction program. Overall individuals were found to understand the risks of heart disease and were able to identify common risk factors.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3R93X
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Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of these terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis and, except as herein before provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.
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