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Equity versus efficiency: the elusive trade-off

Le Grand, Julian (1990) Equity versus efficiency: the elusive trade-off. Ethics, 100 (3). pp. 554-568. ISSN 0014-1704

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Abstract

The objectives of equity and efficiency appear high on most lists of the aims of welfare policy. That a welfare program should be assessed at least in part by its ability to promote equity, fairness or justice seems almost axiomatic. That a program should not at the same time create inefficiency or, indeed, that it should actually reduce it, is also a widely accepted criterion for assessment. There will, of course, be other criteria for evaluation - the impact of the program on individual liberties, for example - but none perhaps with the salience of these two.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/loi/et
Additional Information: © 1990 The University of Chicago
Library of Congress subject classification: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > LSE Health and Social Care
Research centres and groups > Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)
Research centres and groups > Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)
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Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2008 15:28
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/3990/

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