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Justice Across Ages: Treating Young and Old as Equals

Juliana Uhuru Bidadanure


Justice Across Ages is a book about how we should respond to inequalities between people at different stages of their lives. Age structures our social institutions, relationships, obligations, and entitlements. There is an age for voting, an age for working, and an age when one is expected (and sometimes required) to retire. Each stage of life also corresponds to specific forms of social risks and vulnerabilities. As a result, inequalities between age groups and generations are numerous and multidimensional. And yet, political theorists have spared little time thinking about how we should resp ... More

Keywords: intergenerational justice, inequalities between generations, co-existing generations, birth cohorts, age groups, relational equality, age discrimination, youth policies, basic income, youth quotas

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780198792185
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198792185.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Juliana Uhuru Bidadanure, author
Assistant Professor of Philosophy and, by courtesy, of Political Science, Stanford University