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dc.contributor.authorBinder, Martinen_US
dc.contributor.authorBroekel, Tomen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-12-08en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-20T14:33:55Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-20T14:33:55Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/32582-
dc.description.abstractIn the literature on Sen's capability approach, studies focussing on the empirical measurement of conversion factors are comparatively rare. We add to this field by adopting a measure of 'conversion efficiency' that captures the efficiency with which individuals convert their re-sources into achieved functioning. We use a nonparametric efficiency procedure borrowed from production theory and construct such a measure for a set of basic functionings, using data from the wave 2006 of the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS). In Great Britain, 49.88% of the individuals can be considered efficient while the mean of the inefficient indi-viduals reaches one fifth less functioning achievement. An individual's conversion efficiency is positively affected by getting older, being self-employed, married, having no health prob-lems and living in the London area. On the other hand, being unemployed, sepa-rated/divorced/widowed and (self-assessed) disabled decrease an individual's conversion effi-ciency.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUniv. [u.a.] Jenaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJena economic research papers 2009,100en_US
dc.subject.jelI12en_US
dc.subject.jelI31en_US
dc.subject.jelR15en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordconversion efficiencyen_US
dc.subject.keywordwelfare measurementen_US
dc.subject.keywordrobust nonparametric efficiency analysisen_US
dc.subject.keywordfunctioning productionen_US
dc.subject.stwWohlfahrtstheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwMessungen_US
dc.subject.stwLebensstandarden_US
dc.subject.stwDisparitätsmaßen_US
dc.subject.stwTechnische Effizienzen_US
dc.subject.stwNichtparametrisches Verfahrenen_US
dc.subject.stwRobustes Verfahrenen_US
dc.subject.stwGroßbritannienen_US
dc.titleApplying a nonparametric efficiency analysis to measure conversion efficiency in Great Britainen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn61446515Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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