SEN'S CAPABILITY APPROACH AND GENDER INEQUALITY: SELECTING RELEVANT CAPABILITIES

@article{Robeyns2003SENSCA,
  title={SEN'S CAPABILITY APPROACH AND GENDER INEQUALITY: SELECTING RELEVANT CAPABILITIES},
  author={Ingrid Robeyns},
  journal={Feminist Economics},
  year={2003},
  volume={9},
  pages={61 - 92}
}
  • I. Robeyns
  • Published 1 January 2003
  • Sociology
  • Feminist Economics
This paper investigates how Amartya Sen's capability approach can be applied to conceptualize and assess gender inequality in Western societies. I first argue against the endorsement of a definitive list of capabilities and instead defend a procedural approach to the selection of capabilities by proposing five criteria. This procedural account is then used to generate a list of capabilities for conceptualizing gender inequality in Western societies. A survey of empirical studies shows that… 
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