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Distributional Justice

Theory and Measurement

Distributional Justice
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Introducing the main theories of distributional justice the book covers utilitarianism and welfare economics, moving on to Rawls's social contract and the Sen/Nussbaum capability approach with a refreshingly readable style. There is a chapter covering the position of mothers and children in theories of justice. The book then studies empirical methods used in analysing the distribution of economic goods, covering Lorenz curves and inequality measures. The concepts of income, wealth and economic goods are comprehensively discussed, with a particular view to their role in theories of justice. This book is an important read for economists and other social scientists, as well as philosophers who want to quantify social and economic justice.
Taylor and Francis; July 2005
168 pages; ISBN 9781134428304
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ISBNs
0203987888
9780203987889
9780415298247
9781134428298
9781134428304