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dc.contributor.authorMacKay, Douglas
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-16T21:53:13Z
dc.date.available2022-03-16T21:53:13Z
dc.date.created2022-03-15 00:31
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifieroai:philpapers.org/rec/MACPTP-2
dc.identifierhttps://philpapers.org/rec/MACPTP-2
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12424/4150495
dc.description.abstractGovernments often aim to improve children’s wellbeing by targeting the decision-making of their parents. In this paper, I explore this phenomenon, providing an ethical evaluation of the ways in which governments target parental decision-making in the context of anti-poverty policies. I first introduce and motivate the concept of parent-targeted paternalism to categorize such policies. I then investigate whether parent-targeted paternalism is ever pro tanto wrong, arguing that it is when directed at parents who meet a threshold of parental competency. I next explore the factors that affect the degree of pro tanto wrongness of paternalistic anti-poverty policies targeting parents, and provide an account of the conditions under which such policies are on balance permissible, and when they are not. Finally, I illustrate the plausibility and usefulness of my framework by considering a case.
dc.languageen
dc.language.isoeng
dc.subjectPhilosophy
dc.titleParenting the Parents: The Ethics of Parent-Targeted Paternalism in the Context of Anti-poverty Policies
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
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