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Social justice and public policySeeking fairness in diverse societies$
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Gary Craig, Tania Burchardt, and David Gordon

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781861349347

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861349347.001.0001

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Social justice and the family

Social justice and the family

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(p.138) (p.139) Seven Social justice and the family
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Social justice and public policy
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Brighouse Harry

Swift Adam

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861349347.003.0008

This chapter discusses the problems associated with the family in terms of a theory of social justice. It studies family values and relationship goods, and then differentiates equality of opportunity and parental partiality. Finally, the chapter takes a look at the concepts of family values and family policy. It determines that the family is often invoked in justifications of inequality, and that those who care about ‘family values’ should focus on the needs of those least able to enjoy them.

Keywords:   social justice, family, family values, relationship goods, opportunity, parental partiality, family policy, inequality

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