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Social Justice and the Rights of Children

  • Hilde Bojer
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Abstract

Most of us feel that children have rights. We are revolted to hear that children are abused and exploited. There is nothing more pitiful on television than starving children, their mothers with empty breasts. Child poverty is rightly seen as a grave social problem. Families with children compete with old age pensioners for the attention of voters and politicians. In politics as well as in daily discourse, provision for children is seen as important.

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