Title

Placing dignity at the center of welfare policy

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

International Social Work

Publication Date

4-1-2004

Volume

47

Issue

2

First Page

227

Last Page

239

Publisher

Sage Publications Ltd.

Abstract

In response to the vagueness of dignity and its limited application in social welfare, this article attempts to explore the content of dignity and discuss its implications for welfare policies. Dignity concerns living respectfully, for which having equal value, self-respect, autonomy and positive mutuality is essential. The article argues that institutional dignification, community respect and human development are three welfare directions for facilitating the possession of dignity

DOI

10.1177/0020872804041415

Print ISSN

00208728

E-ISSN

14617234

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2004 Sage Publications Ltd. Access to external full text or publisher's version may require subscription.

Full-text Version

Publisher’s Version

Language

English

Recommended Citation

Chan, C. K. (2004). Placing dignity at the center of welfare policy. International Social Work, 47(2), 227-239. doi: 10.1177/0020872804041415

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