We analyze the implications of several principles related to the concepts of equal, or prioritarian, entitlement to continued life. These principles, when modeled as axioms for the evaluation of health distributions, and combined with some basic structural axioms, provide several characterization results of population health evaluation functions. Our analysis implies that the scope of the concepts of equal and prioritarian entitlement to continued life needs to be limited, in order to allow for morbidity (and not just mortality) concerns in the evaluation of population health.
|Place of Publication||Odense|
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Jan 2015|
|Series||COHERE Discussion Papers|
- Equal value of life
- Population health