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The capability approach: insights for a new poverty focus

Hick, Rod 2012. The capability approach: insights for a new poverty focus. Journal of Social Policy 41 (2) , pp. 291-308. 10.1017/S0047279411000845

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Abstract

The concepts of poverty, social exclusion and deprivation are widely employed but often problematic. This paper discusses some problems with prominent interpretations of these concepts and how Amartya Sen's capability approach can provide a conceptual framework that can overcome these problems. It is argued that the capability approach can reflect the many ways that human lives are blighted and that it thus offers a promising framework for poverty analysis. Six insights for poverty analysis provided by the capability approach are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Additional Information: Pdf uploaded in accordance with publisher's policy at http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0047-2794/ (accessed 25/02/2014).
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISSN: 0047-2794
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:58
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/46984

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