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The Obligations and Responsibilities of Parenthood

David Archard

in Procreation and Parenthood: The Ethics of Bearing and Rearing Children

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590704
eISBN:
9780191595547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590704.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The chapter distinguishes between the parental obligation to ensure that the child has a parent and the responsibilities of acting as a parent. It argues that a causal theory of parental ... More


Applying the Framework to Family Ties Burdens

Dan Markel, Jennifer M. Collins, and Ethan J. Leib

in Privilege or Punish: Criminal Justice and the Challenge of Family Ties

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195380064
eISBN:
9780199855308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380064.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter analyzes the various family ties burdens identified in Chapter 4. It offers a basis for how the normative framework in Chapter 5 contributes to a more comprehensive accounting when ... More


A Survey of Family Ties Burdens

Dan Markel, Jennifer M. Collins, and Ethan J. Leib

in Privilege or Punish: Criminal Justice and the Challenge of Family Ties

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195380064
eISBN:
9780199855308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380064.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter identifies practices characterized as family ties burdens. These include parental responsibility laws imposing liability on parents because of crimes or misdeeds committed by their ... More


From Parental Responsibility to Parenting Responsibly

Helen Reece

in Law and Sociology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199282548
eISBN:
9780191700200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282548.003.0026
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter reports a description of responsible divorce. It also addresses current English policies on parental responsibility. In addition, it explores how parental responsibility has changed its ... More


Responsibility

John Eekelaar

in Family Law and Personal Life

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199535422
eISBN:
9780191707384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535422.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter analyses the role of relationship responsibility in the law of divorce and parenthood, using a framework that distinguishes historical and prospective responsibility. The former is ... More


Parental rights and responsibilities: Analysing social policy and lived experiences

Harriet Churchill

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420916
eISBN:
9781447302896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420916.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This book examines parental rights to ‘welfare state support’ and parental responsibilities for child welfare in relation to recent social policy agendas pursued by the Labour government in the UK in ... More


The Acquisition of Parental Responsibilities

Joseph Millum

in Moral Parenthood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190695439
eISBN:
9780190695460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190695439.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

It is commonly believed that parents have special responsibilities toward their children—weightier duties than they owe other children. How these responsibilities are acquired, however, is not well ... More


Who Is the Parent?: (What Parental Responsibility Is and How It Is Incurred)

Rivka Weinberg

in The Risk of a Lifetime: How, When, and Why Procreation May Be Permissible

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190243708
eISBN:
9780190243722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190243708.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

The chapter argues that by virtue of our ownership and control of the hazardous material that is our gametes, we are parentally responsible for the risks we take with our gametes and for the persons ... More


Disputing Children

Michael Freeman

in Cross Currents: Family Law and Policy in the US and England

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268208
eISBN:
9780191683442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268208.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Fifty years ago there were disputes over children—many fewer than there are now because there were many fewer divorces and Britain was a less rights-conscious society—but their character was very ... More


The Content of Parental Responsibilities

Joseph Millum

in Moral Parenthood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190695439
eISBN:
9780190695460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190695439.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the content of parental responsibilities. It argues that when someone takes on parental responsibilities, she takes on duties to provide a subset of what is collectively owed to ... More


Childhood Obesity and Parental Responsibility

Kristin Voigt, Stuart G. Nicholls, and Garrath Williams

in Childhood Obesity: Ethical and Policy Issues

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199964482
eISBN:
9780199362639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964482.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Debates about childhood obesity often invoke the idea of parental responsibility. However, the concept of responsibility is far from straightforward. Sometimes it looks backward to attribute blame ... More


“Not for the Faint of Heart”: Assessing the Status Quo on Adoption and Parental Licensing

Carolyn McLeod and Andrew Botterell

in Family-Making: Contemporary Ethical Challenges

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199656066
eISBN:
9780191757099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656066.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The process of adopting a child is “not for the faint of heart.” This is what we were told the first time that we, as a couple, began this process. Part of the challenge lies in fulfilling the ... More


Nordic family law:: new framework – new fatherhoods

Hrefna Friðriksdóttir

in Fatherhood in the Nordic Welfare states: Comparing care policies and practice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447310471
eISBN:
9781447310501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310471.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Family law provides a definition of what constitutes legal families and legal relationships, as in between fathers and their children. Social and legal studies are currently grappling with the legal ... More


New Labour: family policy and gender

Clarke Karen

in Women and New Labour: Engendering politics and policy?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348289
eISBN:
9781447304302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348289.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter explores the coherence of New Labour's approach to the family and the implications for gender roles of its policies. It describes the family policy in Britain before 1997, and the ... More


Moral Parenthood

Joseph Millum

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190695439
eISBN:
9780190695460
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190695439.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Most people believe that parents have moral rights and responsibilities regarding their children. These rights and responsibilities undergird the nuclear family and are essential to the flourishing ... More


Responsibility

John Eekelaar

in Family Law and Personal Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198814085
eISBN:
9780191851742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814085.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter analyses the role of relationship responsibility in the law of divorce and parenthood, using a framework that distinguishes historical and prospective responsibility. The former is ... More


The Free Education Issue, 1884–1891

John T. Smith

in Methodism and Education, 1849–1902: J. H. Rigg, Romanism, and Wesleyan Schools

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269649
eISBN:
9780191683725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269649.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

For several years, Dr Rigg articulated that he was against providing free education. He believed that this furthers the denial of parental responsibilities and leads to family berating, and he thus ... More


Disciplining women: anti-social behaviour and the governance of conduct

Judy Nixon and Caroline Hunter

in Securing respect: Behavioural expectations and anti-social behaviour in the UK

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420947
eISBN:
9781447303336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420947.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter focuses on anti-social behaviour (ASB) and the notion that ASB is a gendered issue. It presents findings from a three-year evaluation of six Family Intervention Projects (FIPs) which ... More


January 2009: Parenthood Reborn

Kenneth McK Norrie

in Professor Norrie's Commentaries on Family Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845861193
eISBN:
9781474406246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861193.003.0039
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 amended the parenthood provisions previously contained in the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990, updating them to give recognition to the ... More


Parenting matters – pushing for kids

Anne Power

in City survivors: Bringing up children in disadvantaged neighbourhoods

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420503
eISBN:
9781447301875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420503.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter looks at the active role parents play in teaching their children to reach out from the family towards the wider world in order to survive. It notes that this is the essence of all ... More


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