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Disentangling the Circularity in Sen's Capability Approach: An Analysis of the Co-Evolution of Functioning Achievement and Resources

Binder, Martin ; Coad, Alex

Social Indicators Research, Sep 2011, pp.327-355 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Disentangling the Circularity in Sen's Capability Approach: An Analysis of the Co-Evolution of Functioning Achievement and Resources
  • Author/Creator: Binder, Martin ; Coad, Alex
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: United Kingdom–UK ; Studies ; Social Research ; Social Trends & Culture
  • Is Part Of: Social Indicators Research, Sep 2011, pp.327-355
  • Description: There is an ambiguity in Amartya Sen's capability approach as to what constitutes an individual's resources, conversion factors and valuable functionings. What we here call the "circularity problem" points to the fact that all three concepts seem to be mutually endogenous and interdependent. To econometrically...
  • Identifier: ISSN: 03038300 ; E-ISSN: 15730921 ; DOI: 10.1007/s11205-010-9714-4