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Poverty: An Ordinal Approach to Measurement
The primary aim of this paper is to propose a new measure of poverty, which should avoid some of the shortcomings of the measures currently in use. An axiomatic approach is used to derive theExpand
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Commodities and Capabilities
  • A. Sen
  • Economics
  • 1 February 1987
Commodities and Capabilities presents a set of inter-related theses concerning the foundations of welfare economics, and in particular about the assessment of personal well-being and advantage. TheExpand
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Capability and Well-Being
Amartya Sen (1933–) was born and educated in India before completing his doctorate in economics at Cambridge University. He has taught in India, England, and the United States and is currently theExpand
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Collective Choice and Social Welfare
This book is concerned with the study of collective preference, in particular with the relationship between the objectives of social action and the preferences and aspirations of society's members.Expand
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Well-Being, Agency and Freedom the Dewey Lectures 1984 *
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Rational Fools: A Critique of the Behavioral Foundations of Economic Theory
En 1881, Edgeworth posait comme premier principe de l'economie le fait "que chaque agent a comme motivation unique son interet propre". Cette conception egoiste de l'homme a penetre la theorieExpand
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Inequality Re-examined
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Social exclusion : concept, application, and scrutiny
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Identity and Violence: The Illusion of Destiny
In this brilliant short book, Amartya Sen argues that most of the conflicts in the contemporary world arise from individuals' notions of who they are, and which groups they belong to local, national,Expand
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