Horizontal Equity

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dc.contributor.author GALBIATI, Roberto
dc.contributor.author VERTOVA, Pietro
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-19T12:47:40Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-19T12:47:40Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Economica, 2008, 75, 298, 384-391
dc.identifier.issn 0013-0427
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1814/16471
dc.description.abstract The principle of horizontal equity (HE) is considered as a basic principle to follow in order to design and evaluate a redistributive policy. However, the theoretical debate has not yet clarified what exactly horizontal equity is. In this paper we aim to clarify the meaning of the principle of HE and its normative content. In particular, we establish the true status of the two fundaments of the principle of HE, de. ning what is meant by `equals' and then treating these `equals' `equally'. Our analysis brings forth a new and more appropriate definition of the principle of HE.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Blackwell Publishing
dc.title Horizontal Equity
dc.type Article
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/j.1468-0335.2007.00603.x
dc.neeo.contributor GALBIATI|Roberto|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor VERTOVA|Pietro|aut|
dc.identifier.volume 75
dc.identifier.startpage 384
dc.identifier.endpage 391
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dc.identifier.issue 298


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