Fabienne Peter

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This paper presents time series, cross-section, and historical evidence from the United States to test whether distributional skewness leads to the adoption of redistributive policies. On all accounts the theory performs poorly: we fail to find evidence either of a long run stable relationship or of short run causation between distributional skewness and(More)
During the past 25 years, the capability approach, developed by Amartya Sen and Martha =ussbaum, has come to play a major role in political philosophy and normative economics. This approach has gained much support, among academics as Aell as among international agencies and nonBgovernmental organiCations, at the expense of competing resourcist and Aelfarist(More)
  • F Peter
  • 2001
There is consistent and strong empirical evidence for social inequalities in health, as a vast and growing literature shows. In recent years, these findings have helped to move health equity high on international research and policy agendas. This paper examines how the empirical identification of social inequalities in health relates to a normative judgment(More)
Suppose that you must make choices that may influence the well-being and the identities of the people who will exist, though not the number of people who will exist. How ought you to choose? This paper answers this question. It argues that the currency of distributive ethics in such cases is a combination of an individual's final well-being and her expected(More)
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