Clark, Zoe, and Franziska Eisenhuth (2009). "Beyond well-becoming, towards well-being - Young people and the Capability Approach " Paper presented at the 6th annual conference of the HDCA, 10-12 September 2009, Lima, Peru.

Until now there is only a minor debate about a capabilities perspective on childhood and youth. Whereas from a capability perspective in general it is argued for latitude of individual choices, it seems to be commonsense to a large extent in this field that during childhood and youth, freedom of choice has to be restricted in respect for developing future capabilities. Challenging the dominant perception, we are discussing why children and young people should not only be seen as future, but also as current addressees of social justice. For this purpose, we are using Nancy Fraser’s analytical distinction of the “who of justice”, the “what of justice” and the “how of justice”, considering who can be an addressee of social justice, what can be the objects of distribution for young people, and how young people can be taken into account as capable agents, even though they are dependent on care.