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Operationalising the capability approach: developing culturally relevant indicators of indigenous wellbeing – an Australian example

Yap, Mandy; Yu, Eunice


The tension that exists between the worldviews of Indigenous peoples and government reporting frameworks is what Taylor has termed ‘the recognition or translation space’. The meaningful operation of the ‘recognition space’ hinges on four key points – firstly, why measure wellbeing, secondly, how wellbeing is conceptualised, thirdly, by what process the wellbeing measures are decided, and finally, who makes those decisions. Sen’s capability approach is concerned with development as a process of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Oxford Development Studies
DOI: 10.1080/13600818.2016.1178223


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