Kidneys For Sale: Who Disapproves, and Why?

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dc.contributor.author Roth, Alvin E.
dc.contributor.author Leider, Stephen
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-12T15:01:40Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Leider, Stephen and Alvin E. Roth. 2010. Kidneys for sale: Who disapproves, and why? American Journal of Transplantation 10(5): 1221-1227. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1600-6135 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:5128483
dc.description.abstract The shortage of transplant kidneys has spurred debate about legalizing monetary payments to donors to increase the number of available kidneys. However, buying and selling organs faces widespread disapproval. We survey a representative sample of Americans to assess disapproval for several forms of kidney market, and to understand why individuals disapprove by identifying factors that predict disapproval, including disapproval of markets for other body parts, dislike of increased scope for markets, and distrust of markets generally. Our results suggest that while the public is potentially receptive to compensating kidney donors, among those who oppose it, general disapproval towards certain kinds of transactions is at least as important as concern about specific policy details. Between 51% and 63% of respondents approve of the various potential kidney markets we investigate, and between 42% and 58% want such markets to be legal. 38% of respondents disapprove of at least one market. Respondents who distrust markets generally are \(not\) more disapproving of kidney markets; however we find significant correlations between kidney market disapproval and attitudes reflecting disapproval towards certain transactions – including both other body markets and market encroachment into traditionally non-market exchanges, such as food preparation. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Economics en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Wiley-Blackwell en_US
dc.relation.isversionof doi:10.1111/j.1600-6143.2010.03019.x en_US
dash.license OAP
dc.subject deceased donor organs en_US
dc.subject economics en_US
dc.subject financial incentives en_US
dc.subject health policy en_US
dc.subject kidney transplantation en_US
dc.subject live donor transplantation en_US
dc.title Kidneys For Sale: Who Disapproves, and Why? en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.description.version Accepted Manuscript en_US
dc.relation.journal American Journal of Transplantation en_US
dash.depositing.author Roth, Alvin E.
dc.date.available 2011-09-12T15:01:40Z
dash.affiliation.other Harvard Business School en_US

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