Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
This project considers the inescapable and burgeoning issues concerning the long-term allocation of scarce natural resources between the living and the deceased. America’s population growth will demand more space and maintenance resources used for disposition. To meet the forthcoming exigencies, economic planners need to address natural resource availability for future generations while incorporating sustainable and innovative technologies to prohibit environmental injustice.
The goals are to answer the following questions: How do demographical variables, age and sex influence the choice of disposition? How do cause of death variables influence the choice of disposition? I also evaluate the hypothesis that the average probability of cremation decreases as salary per year increases because people who earn more money can afford more expensive burials than less costly cremations.
Feigenbaum, Delphine T., "Multivariate Econometric Regression of Factors That Determine Form of Disposition of Human Remains Using Archival Death Certificates, Salt Lake County, Utah" (2023). All Graduate Plan B and other Reports, Spring 1920 to Spring 2023. 1703.
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