Distributional Justice: Theory And Measurement by Hilde BojerDistributional Justice: Theory And Measurement by Hilde Bojer

Distributional Justice: Theory And Measurement

byHilde Bojer

Paperback | July 29, 2003

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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.
Title:Distributional Justice: Theory And MeasurementFormat:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:July 29, 2003Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415406390

ISBN - 13:9780415406390


Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. About Distibutional Justice  3. Deserts and Fruits of our Labour  4. Welfarism: Utilitarianism and Welfare Economics  5. John Rawls's Theory of Justice: The Social Contract  6. Equality of What?: Resources and Capabilities  7. Libertarianism and Marxism  8. Children and their Mothers  9. Income and Wealth  10. Household Income  11. What we Should Measure?  12. Lorenz Curves and Inequality Measures  13. Social Evaluation of Inequality  14. Some Inequality Measures  15. Poverty  16. Decomposition of Inequality Measures