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Publikācija: Assessment of Damage to Human Health in Latvia

Publication Type Conference paper
Funding for basic activity National Research Programme
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Publication language English (en)
Title in original language Assessment of Damage to Human Health in Latvia
Field of research 5. Social sciences
Sub-field of research 5.2 Economics and Business
Research platform Security and Defence
Authors Mihails Urbans
Jeļena Malahova
Vladimirs Jemeļjanovs
Keywords Average value of life, Accidents, Disasters
Abstract The assessment of the value of human life is necessary for the provision of state policy in the field of compensations, for families where, in case of an accident a member of the family died. In addition, this value is necessary to develop consistent safety measures for inhabitants, to ensure the functioning of the life insurance and health system. The assessment of the value of human life shows what amount of money the state is ready to invest in raising safetu, reducing risk factors and minimising the threats of technogenic environment. Currently there is no methodology for the assessment of the value of human life in Latvia. The research was carried out in order to identify the average cost of human life in Latvia in case of an accident related to the untimely lethal outcome for a human, as well as the costs of treating a victim in a hospital. This problem is topical in each country, since average life values and treatment costs are different for each country. The methods for measuring the average value of human life are very different, so authors will compare the calculated values of life and treatment.
Hyperlink: https://www.rtu.lv/writable/public_files/RTU_scee_2019_book_of_abstracts.pdf 
Reference Urbans, M., Malahova, J., Jemeļjanovs, V. Assessment of Damage to Human Health in Latvia. In: 60th International Scientific Conference of Riga Technical University “Scientific Conference on Economics and Entrepreneurship SCEE’2019”. Book of Abstracts, Latvia, Rīga, 11-12 October, 2019. Riga Technical University: RTU Press, 2019, pp.79-79. ISBN 978-9934-22-368-6. ISSN 2256-0866.
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