On the Relationship between Equality and Efficiency

Pei-xing YU

Abstract


The established theory of equality and efficiency implies that the two are in an unconditional negative correlation. According to this hypothesis and by setting up a simple model, the paper aims to prove the following propositions: Even if not considering the inequality of opportunity, only unequal results will have a double-edged effect on efficiency, either positive or negative. However, the final results attained from the positive and negative functions are not always favorable for efficiency. Only when stimulating effects surpass the undermining ones, can we raise efficiency through increasing inequality index or sacrificing certain equality. Therefore, under some circumstances, the tradeoff between equality and efficiency does not exist.
Key words: equality; efficiency; inequality index; the relational curve between equality and efficiency

Full Text:

PDF


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968%2Fj.mse.1913035X20080301.010

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


Reminder

How to do online submission to another Journal?

If you have already registered in Journal A, then how can you submit another article to Journal B? It takes two steps to make it happen:

1. Register yourself in Journal B as an Author

Find the journal you want to submit to in CATEGORIES, click on “VIEW JOURNAL”, “Online Submissions”, “GO TO LOGIN” and “Edit My Profile”. Check “Author” on the “Edit Profile” page, then “Save”.

2. Submission

Go to “User Home”, and click on “Author” under the name of Journal B. You may start a New Submission by clicking on “CLICK HERE”.


We only use three mailboxes as follows to deal with issues about paper acceptance, payment and submission of electronic versions of our journals to databases:
caooc@hotmail.com; mse@cscanada.net; mse@cscanada.org

Copyright © 2010 Canadian Research & Development Centre of Sciences and Cultures
Address: 730, 77e AV, Laval, Quebec, H7V 4A8, Canada

Telephone: 1-514-558 6138
Http://www.cscanada.net Http://www.cscanada.org