Equity Vol: 15

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01 Jun 2007
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
320 pages - 156 x 234 x 19mm
Research on Economic Inequality


For equity, societies may wish to eliminate certain forms or manifestations of inequality. Horizontal equity and vertical equity in the income tax are topics which have interested me for some years. Although any shortfall from each of these objectives can be measured in terms of unwanted inequalities, equity per se is a different concept from equality. Equity relates to fairness, justice and other societal norms which give expression to the best aspirations of our collective social conscience. For example, equal access to health care for those in equal need is an accepted norm for horizontal equity in the health field. Vertical equity in this context means treating appropriately differently those who have different needs. The papers which are ultimately included in this volume are the ones, from among those offered, which survived a rigorous refereeing process. Each has its own take on the concept of equity, and its link with equality. Part of the "Research on Economic Inequality" series, it provides an international forum for all researchers interested in the study of economic inequality and related fields. It brings together a diversity of perspectives. This volume focuses on Equity.
Redistribution and Marginal Productivity Reward. Generalized Probabilistic Egalitarianism. Inequality and Income Gaps. How Progressive is Progressive Taxation? An Axiomatic Analysis. Inequality and the Choice of the Personal Tax Base. Strategic Weight Within Couples: A Microsimulation Approach. Progressivity Implications of Public Health Insurance Funding in Canada. Public and Private Health Insurance and the Utilisation of Health Care in Spain. Aging and Inter-Generational Fairness: A Canadian Analysis. Changing Poverty or Changing Poverty Aversion?. A Gender-Focused Macro-Micro Analysis of the Poverty Impacts of Trade Liberalization in South Africa. List of Contributors. Introduction.

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