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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
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Marc Fleurbaey, François Maniquet
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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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Fleurbaey, Marc
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1965-
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Maniquet, François
Series statement
Econometric society monographs
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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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Machine generated contents note: Preface; Introduction; Part 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; Part II. Distribution: 5. Fair distribution of divisible goods: two approaches; 6. Specific domains; 7. Extensions; Part III. Production: 8. Public good; 9. Private good; 10. Unequal skills; 11. Income taxation; Conclusions; Proofs
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 293 pages
Isbn
9780521887427
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011006792
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
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(OCoLC)702358120
Label
A theory of fairness and social welfare, Marc Fleurbaey, François Maniquet
Publication
Note
Machine generated contents note: Preface; Introduction; Part 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; Part II. Distribution: 5. Fair distribution of divisible goods: two approaches; 6. Specific domains; 7. Extensions; Part III. Production: 8. Public good; 9. Private good; 10. Unequal skills; 11. Income taxation; Conclusions; Proofs
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 293 pages
Isbn
9780521887427
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011006792
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)702358120

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