Is Sen's Capability Approach an Adequate Basis for Considering Human Development?

@article{Gasper2002IsSC,
  title={Is Sen's Capability Approach an Adequate Basis for Considering Human Development?},
  author={Des Gasper},
  journal={Review of Political Economy},
  year={2002},
  volume={14},
  pages={435 - 461}
}
  • D. Gasper
  • Published 2 January 2002
  • Economics
  • Review of Political Economy
Sen's capability approach (SCA) has supported valuable work on Human Development (HD). It has brought attention to a much wider range of information on people's freedoms and well-being than in most earlier economic planning; but it also has troubling features and requires modification and enrichment. This paper first identifies the approach's components, the contributions of the HD Reports, and the doubts about whether SCA has a sufficient conception of human personhood to sustain work on HD… 
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