The Nature of Children's Well-Being

Theory and Practice

  • Alexander Bagattini
  • Colin Macleod

Part of the Children’s Well-Being: Indicators and Research book series (CHIR, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Children’s Well-Being and Autonomy

  3. Children’s Well-Being and Authority

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Dieter Birnbacher
      Pages 107-122
    3. Matthew Clayton
      Pages 123-140
    4. Holger Baumann, Barbara Bleisch
      Pages 141-156
    5. James G. Dwyer
      Pages 157-175
  4. Children’s Well-Being and Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Alexander Bagattini
      Pages 191-208
    3. Samantha Brennan, Jennifer Epp
      Pages 227-246

About this book


This book presents new findings that deal with different facets of the well-being of children and their relevance to the proper treatment of children. The well-being of children is considered against the background of a wide variety of legal, political, medical, educational and familial perspectives. The book addresses diverse issues from a range of disciplinary perspectives using a variety of methods. It has three major sections with the essays in each section loosely organized about a common general theme. The first section focuses on issues concerning the relation between children’s well-being and autonomy or agency. The second section deals with child well-being insofar as the limits of parental authority are concerned. The third section has a more applied orientation and addresses a variety of public policy controversies involving the interpretation of children’s well-being.


Child Well-Being and the Family-Dilemma Children’s Rights, Well-Being, and Sexual Agency Paternalism in Education and the Future The Intrinsic Goods of Childhood Utilitarianism, Welfare, Children Well-Being and Autonomy child autonomy concept of child well-being ethics and children ethics child well-being normal child philosophy child well-being

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexander Bagattini
    • 1
  • Colin Macleod
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of DüsseldorfDüsseldorfGermany
  2. 2.Department of Philosophy and Faculty of LawUniversity of VictoriaVictoriaCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-9251-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-9252-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1879-5196
  • Series Online ISSN 1879-520X
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