strategy

Reducing human inequality

Context:
Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen has pointed out that all well-founded ethical principles presuppose equality among individuals in some respect. But as the ability to exploit equal opportunity varies across individuals, the distribution problem can never be fully solved; equality in some dimension necessarily implies inequality in others. In which dimension we advocate equality and in which dimensions we have to accept inequality obviously depends on how we evaluate the different dimensions of welfare. In analogy with his approach to welfare measurement, Sen maintains that capabilities of individuals constitute the principal dimension in which we should strive for equality. At the same time, he observes a problem with this ethical principle, namely that individuals make decisions which determine their capabilities at a later stage.
Broader:
Reducing
Narrower:
Combatting inequity
Balancing strategic arms
Implementing land reform
Securing social equality
Achieving gender equality
Reducing income inequality
Reducing racial inequality
Reducing fiscal inequality
Reducing sibling inequality
Reducing inequality of trade
Providing fair salary scales
Reducing political inequality
Reducing inequality in education
Reducing inequality in employment
Reducing inequality in energy use
Reducing inequality of bargaining
Matching actual and perceived risk
Reducing inequality before the law
Reducing inequality of school fees
Reducing inequality of tax treaties
Reducing inequality of pay for women
Reducing inequality of access to food
Combating discrimination in employment
Reducing inequality in mortality rates
Reducing inequality in decision making
Reducing inequality of property rights
Reducing inequality between generations
Reducing sexual inequality in employment
Reducing inequality of access to the law
Providing safe drinking water for the poor
Reducing gender inequality in intelligence
Reducing inequality of school distribution
Reducing income inequality among countries
Reducing inequality between North and South
Reducing sexual inequality in job promotion
Reducing inequality of property inheritance
Reducing disparity in distribution of wealth
Standardizing economic growth among countries
Reducing inequality of health within countries
Balancing international distribution of skills
Reducing dependence on international inequality
Reducing inequality of use of medical resources
Reducing inequality of social security coverage
Reducing inequality of political representation
Balancing international quality of working life
Reducing inequality of parliamentary constituencies
Reducing inequality of distribution of fish catches
Reducing widening income gulf between rich and poor
Reducing regional inequality of distribution of deaths
Securing equality of opportunity for males and females
Reducing inequality of concentration of financial power
Reducing inequality of distribution of fame and honours
Reducing inequality of mortality rates within countries
Reducing inequality of opportunities for media reception
Reducing inequality of rights for different racial groups
Reducing inequality of distribution of skilled specialists
Reducing inequality of access to education among countries
Reducing inequality of access to education within countries
Reducing inequality-inducing effects of communications media
Reducing inequality of distribution of agricultural machinery
Reducing inequality in morbidity and mortality between countries
Reducing inequality of distribution of production among countries
Reducing inequality of distribution of energy resources among countries
Reducing inequality of distribution of natural resources among countries
Reducing global inequality of distribution of family planning education and facilities
Problems:
Human inequality
Subjects:
Human
Type Classification:
B: Basic universal strategies