Risk Compensation

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The adjustment of individual behaviour in response to perceived changes in risk. People tend to behave more cautiously if their perception of risk or danger increases, and less cautiously when they feel 'safer' or more protected
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But the Fire Brigades Union have told Scottish members they can refuse to take part in the training until increased risk compensation payment has been agreed.
Concerns about risk compensation have been raised since the advent of medical circumcision.
Contract award notice: appointment of a statutory auditor and an alternate for the realization of statutory audit services and legal certification of individual accounts of the jrc, its 5 french real estate subsidiaries (boulogne 78, castelnau 6 civry 22, pump 179 rochefort and 25), its branch in labuan (malaysia) and 5 public funds managed on behalf of the state (national fund risk management in agriculture, fund prevention of major natural hazards, risk compensation fund insurance of construction guarantee fund risk land application of municipal and industrial sewage sludge, guarantee funds for damage caused by acts of prevention, diagnosis or treatment provided by health professionals private practice) for the financial years 2016 to 2021.
Concerns with self-testing include adverse emotional reactions to positive tests, risk compensation following a negative test, coercion to use tests, and potential partner violence when tests are utilized in relationships.
The meeting also adopted a draft decree completing Decree 1990-1291 on granting contagion risk compensation to home security officers operating in the Marsa Hospital.
Another concern is risk compensation related to PrEP use, (20,21) although data obtained in large trials have shown the opposite: the use of a prevention pill was associated with a significant decrease of high risk sexual behavior.
Risk compensation occurs when people believe they have been provided additional protection (wearing safety belts) [such that] they will engage in higher risk behavior (driving faster).
A Zambian study measured behavioural risk compensation in the six-week healing period after male circumcision to identify risk factors for early resumption of sex.
The thoughtful editorial by Professor Ncayiyana concerning the national circumcision programme in South Africa (1) rests on two central arguments: first, that the scientific evidence is insufficient to justify such 'serious energy, money and resources', particularly when circumcision programmes have the potential of diverting money from other more effective interventions; and second, that risk compensation (the potential increase in risky behaviour after circumcision) may nullify any benefits of circumcision.
The risk compensation coefficient is essentially estimated as the ratio of the wage gap between a risky and a riskless education and the variance of earnings in the risky education.
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