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Title:The application of the capability approach to high-income OECD countries: A preliminary survey PDF Logo
Authors:Volkert, Jürgen
Schneider, Friedrich G.
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:CESifo working paper: Public Finance 3364
Abstract:The goal of this paper is to provide a preliminary overview of empirical Capability Approach (CA) applications for high-income OECD countries. The survey aims at a basis of mutual exchange on relevant CA issues among researchers analyzing well-being in affluent countries. It focuses on CA applications related to general well-being, inequalities, poverty and human development in affluent countries. Based on this literature survey and an illustration of procedures and challenges of selecting relevant dimensions and referring to ongoing projects commissioned by the German and British government, the authors conclude that a stronger emphasis should be on assessing capabilities, autonomy, agency and responsibility.
Subjects:capability approach
high income countries
general well being
poverty
human development
assessing capabilities
JEL:B41
I30
I31
I32
O15
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:CESifo Working Papers, CESifo Group Munich

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