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To Sleep, Perchance to Dream: Prices for Funeral Homes in US States

Canofari, Paolo and Marini, Giancarlo and Scaramozzino, Pasquale (2013) To Sleep, Perchance to Dream: Prices for Funeral Homes in US States. Rome, Italy: CEIS.

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Abstract

The need for a proper burial is widely felt. This paper makes use of an original data set to explore the relationship between the prices of cemetery plots and the prices of housing. It considers a simple model where the services from both real estate and funeral homes enter individuals’ utility function, and derives testable propositions in order to analyse the relation between housing when alive and after death. The services from funeral homes and from conventional housing are complements in the households’ utility. On the other hand, the services from funeral homes are an inferior good: a lower personal income is associated with higher grave prices.

Item Type: Monographs (Working Paper)
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Finance and Management
Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Finance and Management > Centre for Financial and Management Studies (CeFiMS)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.2139/ssrn.2199481
Depositing User: Pasquale Scaramozzino
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2013 08:30
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/15848

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