publication . Article . 2004

An application of 'post-welfarist' theories of justice: comparing theorical rights to compensation and actual policy measures against poverty

David CLEMENT; Catherine SOFER;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2004
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
Abstract
National audience; The aim of this paper is to explore the empirical applicability of “postwelfarist” economic theories of justice and redistribution. We consider whether either of the two simple competing axioms of BOSSERT and FLEURBAEY hold in the current French redistribution system. We first present the theoretical and methodological problems raised by the move from a purely individualistic theoretical approach to empirical measures integrating redistribution within households. We then propose a definition of justice and compensation which, as in ROEMER [1996], uses effort variables defined in relative terms. The French benefit system can be considered as co...
Subjects
free text keywords: post-welfarist theories of justice, [SHS.ECO]Humanities and Social Sciences/Economics and Finance
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