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Fair bounds based solidarity

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  • Peris, Josep E.

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    (Universidad de Alicante, Departamento de Métodos Cuantitativos y Teoría Económica)

  • Jiménez-Gómez, José M.

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    (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Dep. d'Economia and CREIP)

Abstract

How should scholarships be distributed among the (public) higher education students? We raise this situation as a redistribution problem. Following the approach developed in Fleurbaey (1994) and Bossert (1995), redistribution should be based on the notion of solidarity and it reallocates resources taking into account only agents' relevant characteristics. We also follow Luttens (2010a), who considers that compensation of relevant characteristics must be based on a lower bound on what every individual deserves. In doing so, we use the so called fair bound (Moulin (2002)) to define an egalitarian redistribution mechanism and characterize it in terms of non-negativity, priority in lower bound and solidarity. Finally, we apply our approach to the scholarships redistribution problem.

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Paper provided by Universidad de Alicante, Departamento de Métodos Cuantitativos y Teoría Económica in its series QM&ET Working Papers with number 12-12.

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Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: 20 Jul 2012
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Handle: RePEc:ris:qmetal:2012_012

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Keywords: Redistribution mechanism; Lower bounds; Scholarship; Solidarity;

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