Children's Health Inequalities : Ethical and Political Challenges to Seeking Social Justice

TitleChildren's Health Inequalities : Ethical and Political Challenges to Seeking Social Justice
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsBlacksher, E
JournalHastings Center Report
Volume38
Issue4
Pagination28-35
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number00930334
Accession Number33362497
Keywordschildren , METABOLISM , OBESITY , United
AbstractThe article examines the disproportionate health problems that affect disadvantaged children, using U.S. childhood obesity as a case study. It traces the sources and nature of the harms to children and then tries to draw out some important and neglected implications for seeking justice on their behalf. It then argues that justice requires both broad structural reforms to ameliorate the material and social conditions in which children are reared and specific programs targeted at the adults who have direct and special responsibility to care for them.
NotesBlacksher, Erika 1; Affiliation: 1: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholar, Columbia University; Source Info: Jul/Aug2008, Vol. 38 Issue 4, p28; Subject Term: CHILDREN -- Health & hygiene; Subject Term: CHILDREN -- Social conditions; Subject Term: CHILDREN with social disabilities; Subject Term: OBESITY; Subject Term: METABOLISM -- Disorders; Subject Term: UNITED States; Number of Pages: 8p; Document Type: Article
DOI10.1353/hcr.0.0035
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