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Social policy: Social policy refers to government actions and programs designed to address societal issues, such as healthcare, education, welfare, and employment. See also Education, Education policiy, Welfare state, Healthcare system.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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John Stuart Mill on Social Policy - Dictionary of Arguments

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Social Policy/Mill/Höffe: From the strong interest in reform - the principles (1) bear the extended title "with some of their applications to social philosophy" - Mill assigns to the community a number of tasks of a welfare state character.
For example, although the state is not supposed to found schools itself, it does force parents to send their children to school.
, >Education Policy.
Child labor: Child labor must also be restricted by law. Furthermore, in order to prevent exploitation and damage to health, the state should monitor working hours and combat poverty, but without creating new dependencies. Mill also demands that cruelty to animals
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is prohibited by law and charitable trusts are to be monitored by the state.

1. J. St. Mill, Principles of Political Economy 1848

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Mill I
John St. Mill
A System of Logic, Ratiocinative and Inductive, London 1843
German Edition:
Von Namen, aus: A System of Logic, London 1843
Eigennamen, Ursula Wolf, Frankfurt/M. 1993

Mill II
J. St. Mill
Utilitarianism: 1st (First) Edition Oxford 1998

Höffe I
Otfried Höffe
Geschichte des politischen Denkens München 2016

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