Studies in Choice and Welfare

Amartya Sen's Capability Approach

Theoretical Insights and Empirical Applications

Authors: Kuklys, Wiebke

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Kuklys examines how Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen’s approach to welfare measurement can be put in practice for poverty and inequality measurement in affluent societies such as the UK. Sen argues that an individual’s welfare should not be measured in terms of her income, but in terms what she can actually do or be, her capabilities. In Chapters 1 and 2, Kuklys describes the capability approach from a standard welfare economic point of view and provides a comprehensive literature review of the empirical applications in this area of research. In the remaining chapters, novel econometric techniques are employed to operationalise the concepts of functionings and capability to investigate inequality and poverty in terms of capability in the UK. Kuklys finds that capability measurement is always a useful complement to traditional monetary analysis, and particularly so in the case of capability-deprived disabled individuals.

Table of contents (1 chapters)

  • Sen's Capability Approach to Welfare Economics

    Wiebke Kuklys, Ingrid Robeyns

    Pages 9-30

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Amartya Sen's Capability Approach
Book Subtitle
Theoretical Insights and Empirical Applications
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Choice and Welfare
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-28083-5
DOI
10.1007/3-540-28083-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-26198-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06562-0
Series ISSN
1614-0311
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 116
Topics