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External capabilities

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OPHI working paper no. 08
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The capability approach of Amartya Sen evaluates well-being in terms of an individual’s achievements and abilities to function. The traditional view of capabilities is that they are discernable as part of an individual’s own set of characteristics, or as part of a package of socially provided services. We argue that individuals also have access to a broad array of capabilities through their family, friends and other persons with whom they have relationships. We introduce the concept of ‘ex...

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University of Oxford
Research group:
Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
Department:
SSD, Queen Elizabeth House, Department of International Development
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Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI) Publisher's website
Publication date:
2008-01-01
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uuid:35f220d1-fa80-410f-8851-31f0ff48a994
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ora:9397

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