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AUTHOR(S)

Frances Stewart
Approaches towards Inequality and Inequity: Concepts, measures and policies
LANGUAGE:
English
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ABSTRACT

The paper discusses what a fair, or equitable, distribution is, drawing on some contributions of Western philosophers and economists. After reviewing different approaches, it argues that inequality among groups is particularly unjust. The paper argues for a plural perspective on the space in which inequality is assessed, following Sen’s capability approach. It is argued that the assessment should relate to functionings (or outcomes) rather than capabilities (or possibilities), especially for children whose choices are severely constrained.
SERIESInnocenti Discussion Papers
DATE OF PUBLICATION2013
PAGES50