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I’m pro-young, not anti-old: policy responses to Covid-19 are at odds with the ‘fair innings’ principle

Dolan, Paul (2020) I’m pro-young, not anti-old: policy responses to Covid-19 are at odds with the ‘fair innings’ principle. LSE COVID-19 Blog (29 Apr 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The fair innings argument proposes that we should all be entitled to a “good” life – which, for simplicity, can approximated by how long it lasts. Most current policy responses to COVID-19 are at odds with this notion of equality over the course of one’s lifetime, argues Paul Dolan (LSE). They do not pay enough attention to the ages of all those who will die as a result of pandemic suppression policies. Policymakers need to urgently provide estimates of which groups will die prematurely as a result of their decisions.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/covid19/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author
Divisions: Psychological and Behavioural Science
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 05 May 2020 08:12
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2020 23:34
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/104240

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