The Morality of Daycare

@article{Mckeon2013TheMO,
  title={The Morality of Daycare},
  author={Michael Mckeon},
  journal={Philosophia},
  year={2013},
  volume={41},
  pages={97-107}
}
An increasing number of parents are electing to use daycare to assist them with their parenting from infancy onward. Strikingly, there is scant discussion of whether or not such a practice is morally permissible. In this paper, I shall discuss three different arguments that I believe are implicitly thought to support the use of daycare. I shall argue that the current widespread use of daycare, particularly with respect to infant children, often involves arbitrarily subjugating the needs of… Expand
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