disutility

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disutility

the dissatisfaction or pain that an individual encounters in consuming a product or in working. Compare UTILITY.
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153) That is, through the introduction of disutilities [G.
For the present application, in which the focus is solely on human health effects, the assumption is valid so long as there are no cross effects between the disutilities caused by the two different "critical health effects" for lead inhalation and MEK ingestion.
Factoring in other disutilities of switching cards, such as the nuisance of filling out applications and comparing the nonrate features of different cards, the inertia of many cardholders with respect to rate differences does not seem unreasonable.
In evaluating the alternative of extending full benefits to full-time employees, the possible disutilities might include:
Assuming fixed disutilities of work intensity and hours, utility is expressed as
w]), and the supply of labor is constructed using worker insurance adjusted disutilities of labor ([e.
strategy by one participant can result in choices with marked disutilities for others and progressive utility polarization.
Inducement is limited by the increasing marginal disutilities of labor and inducement.
The disutilities include all aspects of the process and procedures, as evaluated on a subjective scale.
We developed a decision analysis model based on probabilities obtained from the literature and outcome disutilities obtained by interviewing parents.
0; costs were then added and disutilities subtracted as they were experienced by patients in each diagnostic strategy.
Each patient was assumed to begin with 1 QALM, and as tests, side effects, and complications occurred, disutilities accrued.