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A theory of fairness and social welfare, Marc Fleurbaey, François Maniquet

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A theory of fairness and social welfare
Title
A theory of fairness and social welfare
Statement of responsibility
Marc Fleurbaey, François Maniquet
Title variation
A Theory of Fairness & Social Welfare
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Language
eng
Summary
The definition and measurement of social welfare have been a vexed issue for the past century. This book makes a constructive, easily applicable proposal and suggests how to evaluate the economic situation of a society in a way that gives priority to the worse-off and that respects each individual's preferences over his or her own consumption, work, leisure and so on. This approach resonates with the current concern to go 'beyond the GDP' in the measurement of social progress. Compared to technical studies in welfare economics, this book emphasizes constructive results rather than paradoxes and impossibilities, and shows how one can start from basic principles of efficiency and fairness and end up with concrete evaluations of policies. Compared to more philosophical treatments of social justice, this book is more precise about the definition of social welfare and reaches conclusions about concrete policies and institutions only after a rigorous derivation from clearly stated principles
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UkCbUP
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Fleurbaey, Marc.
Dewey number
330.15/56
Index
index present
LC call number
HM671
LC item number
.F573 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Maniquet, François
Series statement
Econometric Society monographs
Series volume
48
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  • Social justice
  • Welfare economics
  • Fairness
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A theory of fairness and social welfare, Marc Fleurbaey, François Maniquet
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Basics: 1. A contribution to welfare economics; 2. Efficiency versus equality; 3. Priority to the worst-off; 4. The informational basis of social orderings -- II. Distribution: 5. Fair distribution of divisible goods: two approaches; 6. Specific domains; 7. Extensions -- III. Production: 8. Public goods; 9. Private goods; 10. Unequal skills; 11. Income taxation; 12. Conclusions -- Appendix A: Proofs
Control code
CR9780511851971
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 293 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521887427
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
A theory of fairness and social welfare, Marc Fleurbaey, François Maniquet
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Basics: 1. A contribution to welfare economics; 2. Efficiency versus equality; 3. Priority to the worst-off; 4. The informational basis of social orderings -- II. Distribution: 5. Fair distribution of divisible goods: two approaches; 6. Specific domains; 7. Extensions -- III. Production: 8. Public goods; 9. Private goods; 10. Unequal skills; 11. Income taxation; 12. Conclusions -- Appendix A: Proofs
Control code
CR9780511851971
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 293 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521887427
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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