Parental Responsibility: A moving target

Kristien Hens, Daniela Cutas, Dorothee Horstkötter

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Abstract

Beliefs about the moral status of children have changed significantly in recent decades in the western world. At the same time, knowledge about likely consequences for children of individual, parental, and societal choices has grown, as has the array of choices that (prospective) parents may have at their disposal. The intersection between these beliefs, this new knowledge, and these new choices has created a minefield of expectations from parents and a seemingly ever-expanding responsibility towards their children. Some of these new challenges have resulted from progress in genetics and neuroscience. It is these challenges that we focus on in this introduction and volume.keywordsparental responsibilitygeneticsneurosciencechildhoodparenting.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationParental Responsibility in the Context of Neuroscience and Genetics
EditorsKristien Hens, Daniela Cutas, Dorothee Horstkötter
PublisherSpringer, Cham
Pages1-12
Volume69
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-42834-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-42832-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

SeriesInternational Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine

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