intergenerational equity


General Science

  • noun the fairness of the distribution of the costs and benefits of an environmental policy when they are experienced by different generations

Health Economics

  • (written as Intergenerational Equity)
    This concerns the fairness of the treatment of young people relative to old people and the relative weights to be attached to the health gains each might make. It can also concern the consequences of decisions today for people as yet unborn.