Mutual dependency between capabilities and functionings in Amartya Sen’s capability approach

@article{Gandjour2008MutualDB,
  title={Mutual dependency between capabilities and functionings in Amartya Sen’s capability approach},
  author={Afschin Gandjour},
  journal={Social Choice and Welfare},
  year={2008},
  volume={31},
  pages={345-350}
}
  • A. Gandjour
  • Published 1 August 2008
  • Economics
  • Social Choice and Welfare
Amartya Sen’s capability approach has recently been widely discussed as a theoretical basis for making resource allocation decisions in health care. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the relationship between capabilities and functionings in the capability approach. The paper shows that some functionings are not only the result of capabilities, but also their prerequisite. That is, there is a dual role of some functionings as both ends and instruments, resulting in a mutual dependency… 
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