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Risks in the Making: Travels in Life Insurance and Genetics
by Ine Van Hoyweghen
Amsterdam University Press, 2006
eISBN: 978-90-485-0342-1 | Paper: 978-90-5356-927-6
Library of Congress Classification HG8771.H69 2007
Dewey Decimal Classification 616.042

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
In recent decades, insurance companies, scientists, and public officials have debated the potential use of genetic testing in insurance decisions. With Risks in the Making, Ine van Hoyweghen alters the terms of the debate, moving it from abstract, theoretical grounds to the question of how insurance companies actually work. Through an empirical ethnographic study of life insurance in Belgium, van Hoyweghen reveals fascinating and important details about insurance practices and risk management, underscoring the diversity of insurance markets, underwriting practices, and strategies.

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