Public goods and procreation.

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2014-09

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Procreation is the ultimate public goods problem. Each new child affects the welfare of many other people, and some (but not all) children produce uncompensated value that future people will enjoy. This essay addresses challenges that arise if we think of procreation and parenting as public goods. These include whether individual choices are likely to lead to a socially desirable outcome, and whether changes in laws, social norms, or access to genetic engineering and embryo selection might improve the aggregate outcome of our reproductive choices.

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10.1007/s40592-014-0011-x

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Anomaly, Jonathan (2014). Public goods and procreation. Monash Bioeth Rev, 32(3-4). pp. 172–188. 10.1007/s40592-014-0011-x Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/9731.

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