Intertemporally Consistent Population Ethics: Birth-Date Dependent Classical Principles
AbstractThis paper shows that, in a partially welfarist framework that permits discounting, per-period social evaluations can be consistent with a timeless social ordering only if social principles lead to the repugnant conclusion. The same result applies if per-period social evaluations are replaced by forward-looking evaluations (social orderings that, in a given period, depend on present and future utilities only).
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Universite Aix-Marseille III in its series G.R.E.Q.A.M. with number 96a23.
Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: 1996
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- Charles Blackorby & Walter Bossert & David Donaldson, 1997. "Intertemporally Consistent Population Ethics: Birth-date Dependent Classical Principles," The Japanese Economic Review, Japanese Economic Association, vol. 48(3), pages 267-292, 09.
- D60 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - General
- D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
- D70 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - General
- D71 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Social Choice; Clubs; Committees; Associations
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- Blackorby, Charles & Bossert, Walter & Donaldson, David, 2002.
" Population Principles with Number-Dependent Critical Levels,"
Journal of Public Economic Theory,
Association for Public Economic Theory, vol. 4(3), pages 347-68.
- Blackorby, Charles & Bossert, Walter & Donaldson, David, 2000. "Population Principles with Number-Dependent Critical Levels," Working Papers 2000-06, Rice University, Department of Economics.
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