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The Development of Capability Indicators

Anand, Paul; Hunter, Graham; Carter, Ian; Dowding, Keith; Guala, Francesco; van Hees, Martin

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This paper is motivated by sustained interest in the capabilities approach to welfare economics combined with the paucity of economic statistics that measure capabilities at the individual level. Specifically, it takes a much discussed account of the normatively desirable capabilities constitutive of a good life, argued to be comprehensive at a high level of abstraction, and uses it to operationalize the capabilities approach by developing a survey instrument to elicit information about...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/34358
Source: Journal of Human Development and Capabilities
DOI: 10.1080/14649880802675366

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