Fair bound based solidarity
AbstractHow should scholarships be distributed among the (public) higher education students? We raise thissituation as a redistribution problem. Following the approach developed in Fleurbaey (1994) andBossert (1995), redistribution should be based on the notion of solidarity and it re-allocates resourcestaking into account only agents' relevant characteristics. We also follow Luttens (2010a), whoconsiders that compensation of relevant characteristics must be based on a lower bound on whatevery individual deserves. In doing so, we use the so-called fair bound (Moulin 2002) to define anegalitarian redistribution mechanism and characterize it in terms of non-negativity, priority in lowerbound and solidarity. Finally, we apply our approach to the scholarships redistribution problem.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie) in its series Working Papers. Serie AD with number 2012-18.
Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2012
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Redistribution mechanism; Lower bounds; Scholarship; Solidarity.;
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- Jiménez Gómez, José M. (José Manuel) & Peris, Josep E., 2012. "Fair bounds based solidarity," Working Papers 2072/203162, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Department of Economics.
- Peris, Josep E. & Jiménez-Gómez, José M., 2012. "Fair bounds based solidarity," QM&ET Working Papers 12-12, Universidad de Alicante, Departamento de Métodos Cuantitativos y Teoría Económica.
- C71 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Cooperative Games
- D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
- D71 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Social Choice; Clubs; Committees; Associations
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