A Global Public Goods Approach to the Health of Migrants

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Abstract

This paper explores a global public goods approach to the health of migrants. It suggests that this approach establishes that there are a number of health goods which must be provided to migrants not because these are theirs by right (although this may independently be the case), but because these goods are primary goods which fit the threefold criteria of global public goods. There are two key advantages to this approach: first, it is non-confrontational and non-oppositional, and second, it provides self-interested arguments to provide at least some health goods to migrants and thus appeals to those little moved by rights-based arguments.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-129
Number of pages8
JournalPublic Health Ethics
Volume8
Issue number2
Early online date1 Jun 2015
Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2015