The Development of Capability Indicators

@article{Anand2009TheDO,
  title={The Development of Capability Indicators},
  author={Paul Anand and Graham Alexander Hunter and Ian Carter and Keith Dowding and Francesco Guala and Martin van Hees},
  journal={Journal of Human Development and Capabilities},
  year={2009},
  volume={10},
  pages={125 - 152}
}
This paper is motivated by sustained interest in the capabilities approach to welfare economics combined with the paucity of economic statistics that measure capabilities at the individual level. Specifically, it takes a much discussed account of the normatively desirable capabilities constitutive of a good life, argued to be comprehensive at a high level of abstraction, and uses it to operationalize the capabilities approach by developing a survey instrument to elicit information about… 
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