Equity and Choice
Essay in Economics and Applied Philosophy
By (author) Julian Le Grand
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Equity and Choice by Julian Le Grand
Book DescriptionOffering 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780043500651
(216mm x 138mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Dec-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Julian Le Grand
Economics of Social Problems, Paperback (June 2008)
This well respected textbook has been fully updated to reflect how economic policies on housing, crime, the environment, pensions among other areas, have changed in recent years. The book offers a lucid, non-technical introduction to important economic concepts, showing how they are applied in a real world setting.
Other Invisible Hand, Paperback (July 2007)
Governments spend huge amounts of public money on public services such as health, education, and social care, and yet the services that are delivered are often low quality, inefficiently run, and inequitable in their distribution. This book argues that the solution is to offer choice to users and to encourage competition among providers.
Motivation, Agency, and Public Policy, Paperback (June 2006)» View all books by Julian Le Grand
Provides a different perspective on policy design, emphasising the importance of analysing the motivation of professionals and others who work within the public sector, and both their and public service beneficiaries' capacity for agency or independent action.
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