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Subjective Well-Being Poverty vs. Income Poverty and Capabilities Poverty?

Abstract:

The conventional approach of economists to the measurement of poverty is to use measures of income or consumption. This has been challenged by those who favour broader criteria, such as fulfilment of 'basic needs' and the 'capabilities' to be and to do things of intrinsic worth. This paper asks: to what extent are these different concepts measurable, to what extent are they competing or complementary, and is it possible for them to be accommodated within an encompassing framework? We conclude...

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Geeta Gandhi Kingdon More by this author
John Knight More by this author
Journal:
Journal of Development Studies
Volume:
42
Publication date:
2006
URN:
uuid:292c44f2-835d-45de-9b87-76a2fd695732
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:10891
Language:
English

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