ERIC Number: ED366866
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Justice across Generations: What Does It Mean? A Publication of the Public Policy Institute.
Cohen, Lee M., Ed.
In the introduction to this book, Lee Cohen notes that difficulties in allocating resources are as old as recorded history, and that just solutions must evolve and adapt with the changing society. The concluding statement that only with a full understanding of the divergent approaches to justice can intergenerational policies be forged leads to the papers which comprise the major portion of the book. The papers, which are organized under five sections providing historical, whole-life economic, sociological and anthropological, philosophical, and additional economic perspectives on justice across generations, are as follows: (1) "The View of Rabbinic Literature" (Wechsler); (2) "Age versus Youth in U.S. History: Do Depression-Era Patterns Presage Trends in the 1990s?" (Achenbaum); (3) "Measuring Intergenerational Equity" (Moon); (4) "Justice and Generational Accounting" (Kotlikoff); (5) "'Justice' across Generations (and Cohorts): Sociological Perspectives on the Life Course and Reciprocities over Time" (Bengtson and Murray); (6) "Cultural Frameworks and Values in Intergenerational Justice" (Rubinstein); (7) "Japan's Debates about an Aging Society: The Later Years in the Land of the Rising Sun" (Kelly); (8) "The Prudential Lifespan Account of Justice across Generations" (Daniels); (9) "Justice between Neighboring Generations" (McKerlie); (10) "Majority Vote and a Just Age for Greed" (Cohen); (11) "Expectations of Well-Being across and between Generations" (Hushbeck); and (12) "We Should Save More in Our Own Economic Interest" (Buchanan). In addition to the 12 major papers, discussions of the papers are included in each of the five sections. Closing remarks are provided by John Rother. (NB)
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Retired Persons, Washington, DC.
Note: A compilation of papers from the conference (Washington, DC, April 15, 1992).