Equity: In Theory and Practice by H. Peyton YoungEquity: In Theory and Practice by H. Peyton Young

Equity: In Theory and Practice

byH. Peyton Young

Paperback | August 27, 1995

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Governments and institutions, perhaps even more than markets, determine who gets what in our society. They make the crucial choices about who pays the taxes, who gets into college, who gets medical care, who gets drafted, where the hazardous waste dump is sited, and how much we pay for public services. Debate about these issues inevitably centers on the question of whether the solution is "fair." In this book, H. Peyton Young offers a systematic explanation of what we mean by fairness in distributing public resources and burdens, and applies the theory to actual cases.

H. Peyton Young is Professor of Economics at The Johns Hopkins University. He is the coauthor, with M. L. Balinski, of Fair Representation.
Title:Equity: In Theory and PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:253 pagesPublished:August 27, 1995Publisher:Princeton University Press

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ISBN - 10:0691044643

ISBN - 13:9780691044644

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From Our Editors

This book is not about equity in this sense. Rather, it is about the meaning of equity in concrete situations that we meet every day. The aim of this book, then, is to examine how societies solve 'everyday' distributive problems.

Editorial Reviews

"Young has written an exciting book on the question of who gets what in contemporary society, and whether such outcomes are fair. Students of social justice throughout the social sciences and philosophy will learn much from this book."-Nathan Keyfitz, Harvard University