Steven Levitt: Are children's carseats necessary?

Author: Steven D. Levitt
Book: Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

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Steven Levitt shares data that shows car seats are no more effective than seatbelts in protecting kids from dying in cars. However, during the Q&A, he makes one crucial caveat.

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Cheryl Something to think about. It was interesting that companies couldn't afford to have their name on any tests that didn't show in favor of the car seats. I think this issue needs a lot more quantifiable data (as opposed to self-reported) that helps a parent make a good decision.


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