Child Poverty: Ethical Implication
The purpose of the presentation is to highlight the child poverty with the consideration of ethical principles, theories and resolution on child poverty. Along with this, the presentation aims to identify alternative approach for child poverty with pros and cons of the same.
Ethical Principles and Theories
Utilitarianism: The theory is concerned with the balance of happiness over suffering (Gibson 2014).
Singer’s Principle of Sacrifice: This theory is focused on the power to prevent the bad from happenings, without sacrificing the moral importance.
Christian Ethics: According to this theory, “Whatever a man has in superabundance is owed, of natural right, to the poor for their sustenance”
Alternative Response to Child Poverty
Denby and Curtis (2013) recommends “a non-investigative, family friendly assessment and a more family driven approach” as the alternative response to the child poverty.
Pro and Con of the Alternative Approach
Pro: Family based approach makes the response effective for the children in terms of involvement of the family into the welfare activities. Con: The children sometimes do not have families and live with other stray children which makes the response not applicable to those.
Ethical resolutions on child poverty
In order to provide each child necessary and mandatory rights, the resolution on child poverty is to ensure the same. In addition, the resolution aims to eliminate the factors which influence the child poverty. The ethical aspect of the resolution is focused on the ethical consideration of welfare approach while delivering the same to the children living in poverty.
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