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.
Gunter Graf is a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research, where he works in the project group for 'Social Justice and Child Poverty'. He is also a Research Fellow at the International Research Centre for Social and Ethical Questions in Salzburg. He mainly works in political and social philosophy, with a focus on the capability approach and its relation to poverty and children. Gottfried Schweiger works at the Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research at the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg, where he is the principal investigator of the project 'Social Justice and Child Poverty' funded by the Austrian Science Fund. His main areas of interest and research are social and political philosophy.
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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