Life quantity, life quality and longevity: An intertemporal social evaluation framework

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Jean-Yves Duclos; Bouba Housseini;
(2013)
  • Subject: Intertemporal social evaluation, population ethics, critical-level utilitarianism, lifetime utility, social discounting
    • jel: jel:D31 | jel:D63 | jel:I31 | jel:C02 | jel:J17

The evaluation of development processes and of public policies often involves comparisons of social states in which populations differ in size and longevity. This requires social evaluation principles to be sensitive to both the number and the length of lives. This pape... View more
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