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Neglect refers to a state where the minimum expectations that the society to a person represents, are not met. The term is primarily defined in terms of youth welfare law , sociologically , but increasingly also economically .

Social consideration

With regard to the individual, neglect - especially on the part of psychology - is often seen as a result of behavior:

“It is the persistent and all areas of life a person deviating from the expectations of his environment. They behave outside the norm in all essential social and societal areas and are therefore not infrequently outside of society, which is associated with social discrimination. Often they are unconsciously in opposition to the applicable norm. Caused by, for example, family or cultural conditions. "

Mostly people affected by neglect are those who are particularly dependent due to their age or their economic circumstances: These can be old people or children and young people, but also the unemployed. In this context, the term new lower class is particularly controversial. However, it is generally recognized in Germany that neglect is often not one's own fault.

Economic consideration

In the Federal Government's poverty report , the term neglect is mentioned in connection with unemployment , poverty and neediness . The living conditions and the social environment are also considered.

Child welfare

The Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany uses the term neglect in Articles 6 and 11. In Article 6 (3) it cites the threat of neglect of children as a reason why - but only on the basis of a law - children against the will of the legal guardian be allowed to be separated from the family; In Article 11 (2) it names the protection of young people from neglect as a reason why - but only by statute or on the basis of a statute - the free movement of all Germans in the entire federal territory may be restricted.

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Wiktionary: neglect  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

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