Insurance and Prevention: Ethical Aspects
2011 (English)In: Journal of Primary Prevention, ISSN 0278-095X, E-ISSN 1573-6547, Vol. 32, no 1, 3-15 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In recent decades, prevention policies-i.e., insurance policies constructed to give incentives to investments in prevention and thereby reduce reliance on insurance-have been much discussed both with regard to different kinds of market insurance and, albeit primarily within a European context and in relation to an ongoing discussion about the need for a shift towards an "active" welfare state, with regard to social insurance. The present contribution identifies normative issues that deserve attention in relation to a general introduction of prevention policies in market insurance and social insurance. It is argued that the importance of these normative issues suggests that arguments and distinctions drawn from moral and political philosophy should play a more prominent role both in the debate on the shift towards an active welfare state and the use of prevention policies in market insurance.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 32, no 1, 3-15 p.
Market insurance, Social insurance, Primary prevention, Secondary prevention, Normative issues
Engineering and Technology Natural Sciences Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-32230DOI: 10.1007/s10935-011-0234-zISI: 000287496900002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-32230DiVA: diva2:419902
QC 201105302011-05-302011-04-112015-01-21Bibliographically approved