A Philosophical Examination of Social Justice and Child Poverty

by Gottfried Schweiger, Gunter Graf

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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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Table of Contents

List of Tables
 
vi
Acknowledgments
 
vii
Introduction
Philosophy and Child Poverty
1
Chapter 1
Social Justice for Children - A Capability Approach
15
1.1
The currency of justice
16
1.2
Selecting functionings and capabilities for children
37
1.3
Sufficiency and equality
51
1.4
Conclusions
64
Chapter 2
The Injustice of Child Poverty
67
2.1
Concepts and measures of child poverty
70
2.2
The Ill-Being and Ill-Becoming of child poverty: physical and mental health
85
2.3
The Ill-Being and Ill-Becoming of child poverty: social inclusion and education
93
2.4
The subjective experience of child poverty
104
2.5
Conclusions
115
Chapter 3
Responsibilities for Children in Poverty
118
3.1
Attributing responsibilities to agents of justice
122
3.2
Important agents of justice and their responsibilities
139
3.3
The family and the state
148
3.4
Conclusions
160
Chapter 4
Advancing Our Approach to Global Justice for Children
162
4.1
Conclusions
174
References
 
176
Index
 
193

Book Details

Subject
Philosophy
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Published
2015
Pages
193
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9781349490677
ISBN10
1349490679
ISBN13 Digital
9781137426024
ISBN10 Digital
1137426020
PDF Size
1.2 MB
License
CC BY

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