Children as Public Goods?



  • For comments on previous drafts of this article I am very grateful to Paul Bou-Habib, Paula Casal, Avigail Eisenberg, David Enoch, Anca Gheaus, Colin Macleod, Zofia Stemplowska, Peter Vallentyne, Andrew Williams, and two anonymous referees of this journal. I have also benefited from comments by audiences at the UKALPP conference in York, the Equality and Justice Workshop in Exeter, the Ideals and Reality in Social Ethics Conference in Newport, the NOMOS meeting in Barcelona, the Society for Applied Philosophy Annual Conference in Oxford, the Political Philosophy Colloquium in Princeton, the Workshop on Adam Swift's Work in Oxford, and the Family, Justice and Demographic Change Conference at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona.