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A philosophical examination of social justice and child poverty, Gottfried Schweiger, Gunter Graf, (electronic book)

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A philosophical examination of social justice and child poverty
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A philosophical examination of social justice and child poverty
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Gottfried Schweiger, Gunter Graf
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eng
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This book is open access under a CCBY license. This book investigates child poverty from a philosophical perspective. It identifies the injustices of child poverty, relates them to the well-being of children, and discusses who has a moral responsibility to secure social justice for children.
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Schweiger, Gottfried
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170
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non fiction
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Graf, Gunter
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  • Poor children
  • Child welfare
  • Poverty
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This book is open access under a CCBY license. Child poverty is one of the biggest challenges of today, harming millions of children. In this book, it is investigated from a philosophical social justice perspective, primarily in the context of modern welfare states. Based on both normative theory (particularly the capability approach) and empirical evidence, the authors identify the injustices of child poverty, showing how it negatively affects the well-being of children as well as their whole life course. But child poverty is not 'given by nature'. It is avoidable and there is certainly the moral duty to alleviate it. Therefore, Graf and Schweiger develop a normative theory of responsibilities, which clarifies the moral role of different agents in the poor child's environment - the family, the state and many others, that have so far been neglected in philosophical theories. They conclude their book by sketching how their theory can be extended to global child poverty and what it means to show equal respect and concern for every child - no matter where and in which context they were born
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A philosophical examination of social justice and child poverty, Gottfried Schweiger, Gunter Graf, (electronic book)
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  • Electronic book text
  • Epublication based on: 9781137426017
Contents
This book is open access under a CCBY license. 1 Introduction: Philosophy and Child Poverty 2 Social Justice for Children - A Capability Approach 2.1 The Currency of Justice 2.2 Selecting Functionings and Capabilities for Children 2.3 Sufficiency and Equality 2.4 Conclusions: Criticizing Injustices 3 The Injustice of Child Poverty 3.1 Concepts and Measures of Child Poverty 3.2 The Ill-Being and Ill-Becoming of Child Poverty: Physical and Mental Health 3.3 The Ill-Being and Ill-Becoming of Child Poverty: Social Inclusion and Education 3.4 The Subjective Experience of Child Poverty 3.5 Conclusions 4 Responsibilities for Children in Poverty 4.1 Attributing Responsibilities to Agents of Justice 4.2 Important Agents of Justice and their Responsibilities 4.3 The Family and the State 4.4 Conclusions 5 Advancing our Approach to Global Justice for Children 5.1 Conclusions 6 References
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9781137426024
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204 p.
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electronic
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9781137426024
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7 ill.
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unspecified
Label
A philosophical examination of social justice and child poverty, Gottfried Schweiger, Gunter Graf, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
  • Electronic book text
  • Epublication based on: 9781137426017
Contents
This book is open access under a CCBY license. 1 Introduction: Philosophy and Child Poverty 2 Social Justice for Children - A Capability Approach 2.1 The Currency of Justice 2.2 Selecting Functionings and Capabilities for Children 2.3 Sufficiency and Equality 2.4 Conclusions: Criticizing Injustices 3 The Injustice of Child Poverty 3.1 Concepts and Measures of Child Poverty 3.2 The Ill-Being and Ill-Becoming of Child Poverty: Physical and Mental Health 3.3 The Ill-Being and Ill-Becoming of Child Poverty: Social Inclusion and Education 3.4 The Subjective Experience of Child Poverty 3.5 Conclusions 4 Responsibilities for Children in Poverty 4.1 Attributing Responsibilities to Agents of Justice 4.2 Important Agents of Justice and their Responsibilities 4.3 The Family and the State 4.4 Conclusions 5 Advancing our Approach to Global Justice for Children 5.1 Conclusions 6 References
Control code
9781137426024
Extent
204 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137426024
Other physical details
7 ill.
Specific material designation
unspecified

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