Human Dignity—An Economic Approach

Livia Ivascu

Abstract


Attention to human dignity is reflected in the economic life of the individual. This paper explores the interplay of human dignity and basic socio-economic rights of human beings. Access to basic economic and social services is crucial, not only to people´s physical basic needs but also to enable the development of their potential to shape their own lives and to be active agents in the shaping of a “dignified society”. Human dignity as a relational concept requires society to respect the equal worth of all the people regardless of gender and social or economic status. 

KEY WORDS: human dignity, human rights, economic rights, value, duties (moral), respect, human being, and principles.


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