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Justice Between the Young and the Old

Dennis McKerlie


In a world of limited resources, competition between the young and old prompt difficult questions of justice. In countries with public pension and health care systems, or with aging populations, there is often a concern that members of different generations are not always treated fairly. This book examines justice between age-groups with the ultimate goal of a new theory of justice that effectively grapples with those questions. In the realm of public policy and medical ethics this is an important and timely topic, but surprisingly one that has received relatively little attention from moral p ... More

Keywords: limited resources, competition, justice, public pension, health care, aging population, age-groups, theory of justice, medical ethics, public policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199769131
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769131.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dennis McKerlie, author
University of Calgary