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Title: Measuring capabilities : an empirical investigation of the Sen-Nussbaum approach to well-being
Author: Hunter, William Mitchell Graham
ISNI:       0000 0004 0123 5848
Awarding Body: Open University
Current Institution: Open University
Date of Award: 2010
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This thesis argues for the view that Amartya Sen's capabilities approach is a preferable approach to the measurement of welfare by addressing three questions: Can the capability approach be operationalised? What is the relationship between capabilities and satisfaction with life? How do capabilities respond to changes over time? Chapter 1 provides a discussion of a widely used economic evaluation model of welfare focussing on some of its key problems and concludes with a discussion of Sen's alternative capabilities approach. Chapter 2 discusses the three key relationships that Sen uses in evaluating wellbeing and discusses the identification of capabilities based on the account developed by Martha Nussbaum.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral