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Am I My Parents Keeper?: An Essay On Justice Between The Young And The Old Norman Daniels

Am I My Parents Keeper?: An Essay On Justice Between The Young And The Old

Norman Daniels

Published March 10th 1988
ISBN : 9780195052336
Hardcover
194 pages
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 About the Book 

The rapidly increasing numbers of elderly people in our society have raised some important moral questions: How should we distribute social resources among different age groups? What does justice require from both the young and the old? In this book,MoreThe rapidly increasing numbers of elderly people in our society have raised some important moral questions: How should we distribute social resources among different age groups? What does justice require from both the young and the old? In this book, Norman Daniels offers the first systematic philosophical discussion of these urgent questions, advocating what he calls a lifespan approach to the problem: Since, as they age, people pass through a variety of institutions, the challenge of caring for the elderly becomes the prudent allocation of public resources among the various stages of peoples lives. Using this philosophical approach, Daniels addresses specific public policy issues such as the allocation of medical funds, the adequacy of long-term care, current Medicare cost-containment measures, and the equitable distribution of income support over the lifespan and between generations.