Campus News

What a life is worth

A United Press International article about new research showing that members of the public say they are willing to pay an average of $150 to reduce the risk of death associated with child maltreatment quoted Phaedra Corso, head of the health policy and management department.

“This study is trying, for the first time, to put a dollar value on what it means to prevent a case of child maltreatment, and in this case, to prevent a death associated with child maltreatment,” Corso said. “Is it the case that people value preventing the death of a child more than they do an average adult? I would say yes. It could very well be the case that as a society we care more about kids because they have more to lose and they have not experienced life.”