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Fairness and well-being measurement

Marc Fleurbaey and Francois Maniquet ()

Mathematical Social Sciences, 2017, vol. 90, issue C, 119-126

Abstract: We assume that economic justice requires resources to be allocated fairly, and we construct individual well-being measures that embody fairness principles in interpersonal comparisons. These measures are required to respect agents’ preferences. Across preferences well-being comparisons are required to depend on comparisons of the bundles of resources consumed by agents. We axiomatically justify two main families of well-being measures reminiscent to the ray utility and money-metric utility functions.

Date: 2017
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