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Capability Approach: A Formal Introduction

Dorian Fernando León Tamayo

EconStor Open Access Articles, 2017, 215-218

Abstract: The capability approach has been made operable and an example is the Human Development Index and the Multidimensional Poverty Index (Dotter & Klasen, 2014). However, its operable nature in the field of evaluation of specific dimension such as education, gender and poverty from a diffuse perspective is even broader (Addabbo, Di Tommaso & Facchinetti, 2004; Martinetti, 2006; Addabbo & Facchinetti, 2013). In this sense, this article aims to provide a very brief formal aproximation to the capability approach, mainly focusing on some their fundamental concepts.

Keywords: Capability approach; Sen's capability approach; Functioning; Amartya Sen (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I31 I32 D63 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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