Federal agencies regulate many products and activities that impact the safety of children. Agencies should put a premium on saving the lives of children when analyzing the costs and benefits of proposed regulations. This note uses original evidence from the infant car seat market to determine that a child-specific benefit measure should be one and a half to two times that of an adult. A child premium will encourage more regulations that protect the safety of our society's most precious and innocent members.
Byl, Jacob P.
"Protecting the Innocent with a Premium for Child Safety Regulations,"
University of Massachusetts Law Review: Vol. 8
, Article 8.
Available at: http://scholarship.law.umassd.edu/umlr/vol8/iss1/8