Human Dignity—An Economic Approach

  • Livia Ivascu Complutense University of Madrid


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.

How to Cite
IVASCU, Livia. Human Dignity—An Economic Approach. SCIENTIA MORALITAS - International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 44-54, dec. 2016. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 29 mar. 2020.