Gambling social cost
Still, benefit-cost analysis of pathological and problem gambling remains undeveloped. American Indian communities in particular, both on and off reservations, reportedly have realized positive social and economic effects from gambling "that far outweigh the negative" Cornell et al.
American Journal of Public Health Upper Saddle River, NJ: A significant improvement in the methodology used to identify and estimate the social costs of gambling, and specifically pathological and problem gambling, is found in a study conducted in Australia Dickerson et al. In fairness, this is probably attributable to the difficulty of measuring benefits and costs in complex areas like pathological and problem gambling. Journal of Gambling Behavior 4:
differentiate between the “true” social costs related to pathological gambling, evaluate a recent social cost study using the economics social cost paradigm. Clearly, to address this and related policy issues, the economic and social costs of pathological gambling need to be considered in the context of the overall. An understanding of this paradigm removes the subjectivity in the classification of pathological gambling's social costs. The paper has three major components.