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Equity and Choice : An Essay in Economics and Applied Philosophy - Julian Le Grand

Equity and Choice

An Essay in Economics and Applied Philosophy

Hardcover Published: 5th December 1991
ISBN: 9780043500651
Number Of Pages: 206

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Offering a new answer to an age-old problem: the meaning of a just or equitable distribution of resources, Julian Le Grand examines the principal interpretations of equity used by economists and political philosophers. He argues that none captures the essence of the term as well as an alternative conception relating equity to the existence or otherwise of individual choice.

Le Grand shows that this conception is not only philosophically well-grounded but is also directly relevant to key areas of distributional policy. His theoretical argument is complemented by detailed discussion of the application of the central idea to specific areas of policy, including the distribution of health and health care, central government grants to local governments and the measurement of income for tax purposes.

Equity and Choice is written by an economist, but is intended for political philosophers and social policy analysts as well as economists. Hence the key chapters are written in a non-technical fashion, with specialized material relegated to appendices. This book is a unique combination of philosophical, economic and policy analysis and represents a major contribution in all three areas.

Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Some Preliminariesp. 7
Equity versus Efficiency: The Elusive Trade-Offp. 20
Methods of Approachp. 40
Economic Conceptions of Equityp. 62
Equity and Choicep. 86
Chapter 6p. 102
Equity, Health and Health Carep. 103
Equity and Grants to Local Governmentsp. 127
Equity, the Measurement of Choice Sets and Income Taxationp. 152
Afterwordp. 175
Referencesp. 177
Indexp. 187
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ISBN: 9780043500651
ISBN-10: 004350065X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 206
Published: 5th December 1991
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1