International Justice in Elder Care: The Long Run

  • Li Way LeeEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Advances in Behavioral Economics book series (PABE)


In the short run, the cross-border migration of elder-care workers is a zero-sum game, with the source country losing and the host country gaining. This offends our sense of justice, especially since the host populations tend to be richer. In this chapter, I argue that we ought to direct our gaze beyond the short run, at the long run. Once we do that, we will see possibilities of non-zero-sum games that are mutually beneficial. The large question arises, though, as to how nations may choose among them by committing to some principle of justice.


Elder care Migration Immigration International justice 


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  1. 1.Wayne State UniversityDetroitUSA

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