Damages to a Child and the Fair Calculations Act: A Case Study

22 Pages Posted: 6 Nov 2017  

Lawrence M. Spizman

State University of New York - Department of Economics

Date Written: November 4, 2017

Abstract

The Fair Calculations Act introduced in the House of Representatives (H.R.6417) and Senate (S.3489) seeks to prohibit courts from using race, ethnicity, gender, religion, or actual or perceived sexual orientation in awarding damages to plaintiffs in civil actions. The following case study examines economic damages of a male and female child suffering the same traumatic injury shortly after birth assuming the Fair Calculation Act becomes law.

Keywords: Discrimination, Work-life Expectancy, Life-Expectancy, Forensic Economics, Fair Calculations Act

JEL Classification: J30, J31, J70, J71, J78, K13, K30, K40

Suggested Citation

Spizman, Lawrence M., Damages to a Child and the Fair Calculations Act: A Case Study (November 4, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3065214 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3065214

Lawrence M. Spizman (Contact Author)

State University of New York - Department of Economics ( email )

11 Whitetail Circle
Oswego, NY 13126
United States

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