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The factors affecting people's attitudes & opinions toward physician-assisted suicide : do economic implications matter?

by Howard, Tanner C.

Abstract

Empirical evidence has shown that legalizing physician-assisted suicide could result in real economic benefits. This study will test whether those economic implications have an effect on peoples’ attitudes and opinions toward PAS by means of an OLS regression model measuring the determinants of those attitudes. It takes the previous research on the subject a step further by including two explanatory variables based on an individual’s life experiences in addition to their demographic characteristics. Results indicate that along with some demographic characteristics, peoples’ experience with loved ones who are terminally ill has positive correlation with their favorability toward the legalization of PAS. Furthermore, peoples’ attitudes and opinions toward the legalization of PAS are much more dependent on ethical and personal factors than economics.

Note

Includes bibliographical references.

Title self-submitted as: The factors affecting peoples' attitudes & opinions toward physician-assisted suicide : do economic implications matter?

Administrative Notes

Title self-submitted as: The factors affecting peoples' attitudes & opinions toward physician-assisted suicide : do economic implications matter?

Copyright
Copyright restrictions apply.
Publisher
Colorado College
PID
coccc:5620
Digital Origin
born digital
Extent
69 pages : illustrations
Thesis
Senior Thesis -- Colorado College
Thesis Advisor
Parco, James
Department/Program
Department of Economics and Business
Degree Name
bachelor
Degree Type
Bachelor of Arts
Degree Grantor
Colorado College
Date Issued
2012