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dc.contributor.authorAnand, Paulen_US
dc.contributor.authorSantos, Cristinaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Ronen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-01T13:55:34Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-01T13:55:34Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/65692-
dc.description.abstractIt has often been claimed that it is impossible to measure human capabilities but within the methodological conventions of household survey design, we show that some non-financial capability indicators do already exist and we demonstrate how similar indicators, covering a wide range of life domains, can be constructed. This chapter draws on a continuing research project which contributes to the operationalisation of the capabilities approach by devising over 60 capability indicators which can be used to extend coverage of indices such as HDI, illustrating different ways in which such indicators may be analysed, and discussing some of the associated methodological issues that have emerged in the process. Based on usable observations from a national UK sample of 1000 adults, we use latent class analysis to identify an impoverished group of respondents with low capabilities across the board, build models of experienced violence and subjective wellbeing as a function of experienced and anticipated violence, and explore the relationship between capability indicators and subjective wellbeing. Substantive findings include: the identification of a group with low all round capabilities associated with low health and low income; evidence that fear of future violence can be a more significant determinant of subjective wellbeing than past experience of violence; and evidence which supports the view that a large diverse set of non-financial dimensions of capability have a detectable impact on subjective wellbeing. We conclude by discussing some of the econometric issues that have emerged in the course of this work.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherEconomics Department, Faculty of Social Sciences, the Open Univ. Milton Keynesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesOpen Discussion Papers in Economics, The Open University 67en_US
dc.subject.jelD60en_US
dc.subject.jelC80en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordcapabilitiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordmeasurementen_US
dc.subject.keywordperformance indicatorsen_US
dc.subject.keywordhuman developmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordwelfareen_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomic statisticsen_US
dc.subject.keywordfreedomen_US
dc.subject.keywordhappinessen_US
dc.subject.keywordsubjective wellbeingen_US
dc.subject.keywordpersonalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordgender differencesen_US
dc.subject.keywordviolenceen_US
dc.subject.keywordcausalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordpovertyen_US
dc.subject.keywordhealthen_US
dc.subject.keywordlatent class analysisen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Gerechtigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwZufriedenheiten_US
dc.subject.stwSozialer Indikatoren_US
dc.subject.stwWohlfahrtstheorieen_US
dc.titleThe measurement of capabilitiesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn558918832en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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