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dc.contributor.authorAnand, Paulen_US
dc.contributor.authorHunter, Grahamen_US
dc.contributor.authorCarter, Ianen_US
dc.contributor.authorDowding, Keithen_US
dc.contributor.authorGuala, Francescoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-01T13:56:50Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-01T13:56:50Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/65703-
dc.description.abstractThe paper is motivated by sustained interest in the capabilities approach to welfare economics combined with the purported paucity of economic statistics that measure capabilities at the individual level. Specifically, it takes a focal account of normatively desirable capabilities constitutive of a good life and operationalizes that account by means of a new survey instrument used to elicit information about capabilities at the individual level. The paper explores the extent to which these capabilities are co-variates of a life satisfaction measure of utility (happiness) and finds that many are. Aspects of robustness are explored using standard socio-demographic variables as well as a relatively novel control for personality; in addition, a range of different models are explored and sub-population differences are examined.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 53en_US
dc.subject.jelD60en_US
dc.subject.jelC80en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordcapabilitiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordindicatorsen_US
dc.subject.keywordmeasurementen_US
dc.subject.keywordhuman developmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordwelfareen_US
dc.subject.keywordhappinessen_US
dc.subject.keywordlife satisfactionen_US
dc.subject.keywordcontrolsen_US
dc.subject.keywordpersonalityen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Gerechtigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwZufriedenheiten_US
dc.subject.stwSozialer Indikatoren_US
dc.subject.stwWohlfahrtstheorieen_US
dc.titleMeasurement of human capabilitiesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn529903075en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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