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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The disutilities from the para-clinical and rehabilitation services and the premium was almost equal for all the income groups.
The first phase aims to simulate current users' perceptions of a discontinuity by identifying quantitative variables that influence travel choices and related disutilities. To construct a simulation model (specification, calibration, and validation) an RP survey must be conducted.
For example, marginal disutilities of disposal, when deflated by the discount rate and the rate of degradation of persistent residuals, should be equated across alternative disposal methods.
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: TABLE 11 Alternative 1 Value Analysis Disutilities Value 1.
Additionally, present value of future costs and disutilities related to events' sequelae that start in that year are incorporated.
Thus, the individual average disutilities [[bar.u].sup.w,eqa] and [[bar.u].sup.w,unequ] of user class using ATIS and without ATIS are, respectively,
The model predicts that lower wage earners are more likely to retire at early ages than higher wage earners as both groups are equally likely to draw high work disutilities. Because the reductions in benefits are largest at the earlier ages under the second pension reform, low wage earners experience the largest reductions in benefits while higher wage earners can continue working to older ages and thus experience lower reductions in their benefits.
Assuming fixed disutilities of work intensity and hours, utility is expressed as
Weighting of competing individual utilities has produced inconsistent results in some trials.(4-6) Use of a VETO (Victory Every Time, Or else ...) strategy by one participant can result in choices with marked disutilities for others and progressive utility polarization.
(11.) In Figures 1 (left) and 2, for the markets with insurance, demand for labor is constructed using firm insurance-adjusted marginal revenues ([v.sub.j] - c/[[bar.l].sup.w]), and the supply of labor is constructed using worker insurance adjusted disutilities of labor ([e.sub.i] - [b.sub.i]/[[bar.l].sup.w].
The disutilities include all aspects of the process and procedures, as evaluated on a subjective scale.