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dc.contributor.author Olsaretti, Serena
dc.date.accessioned 2018-03-21T10:40:58Z
dc.date.available 2018-03-21T10:40:58Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Olsaretti S. Children as negative externalities? Pol Phil Econ. 2017;16(2): 152-73. DOI: 10.1177/1470594X17706671
dc.identifier.issn 1470-594X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/34227
dc.description.abstract Egalitarian theories assume, without defending it, the view that the costs of children should be shared between non-parents and parents. This standard position is called into question by the Parental Provision view. Drawing on the familiar idea that people should be held responsible for the consequences of their choices, the Parental Provision view holds that under certain conditions egalitarian justice requires parents to pay for the full costs of their children, as it would be unfair for non-parents to bear the negative externalities of others’ choices to have children. This article examines closely the Parental Provision view and argues that various possible justifications for it are unsuccessful. In so doing, it brings to light respects in which the choice to have and rear children is special and may not be treated as being on a par with other choices for which we think people should be held responsible.
dc.description.sponsorship This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme (Grant Agreement Number: 648610).
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher SAGE Publications
dc.relation.ispartof Politics, Philosophy & Economics. 2017;16(2): 152-73.
dc.rights The final, definitive version of this paper has been published in Politics, Philosophy & Economics, 16/2, 05/2017 by SAGE Publications Ltd, All rights reserved. © The Author(s) 2017
dc.title Children as negative externalities?
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1470594X17706671
dc.subject.keyword Family justice
dc.subject.keyword Parental justice
dc.subject.keyword Procreation
dc.subject.keyword Costs of children
dc.subject.keyword Overpopulation
dc.subject.keyword Egalitarian justice and children
dc.subject.keyword Parental provision
dc.subject.keyword Responsibility for children
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/648610
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion


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