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A Cardinal Concept of Welfare

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I. Introduction, 366. — II. Basic ethical postulates, 369. — III. Mutual measurement of welfare and well-beings, 375. — IV. Fundamental measurement of welfare, 379. — V. Other ways of measuring welfare, 380. — VI. The relation of cardinal welfare to cardinal utility, 380.—VII. Uses of a cardinal welfare, 382.

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  • Marcus Fleming, 1952. "A Cardinal Concept of Welfare," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 66(3), pages 366-384.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:qjecon:v:66:y:1952:i:3:p:366-384.
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