Toward Freedom from Domestic Violence: The Neglected Obvious

@article{Agarwal2007TowardFF,
  title={Toward Freedom from Domestic Violence: The Neglected Obvious},
  author={Bina Agarwal and Pradeep Kumar Panda},
  journal={Journal of Human Development},
  year={2007},
  volume={8},
  pages={359 - 388}
}
Freedom is a key concept in Amartya Sen's definitions of capabilities and development. This paper focuses on a serious and neglected form of unfreedom — domestic violence — and argues that freedom from such violence must be integral to evaluating developmental progress. Conceptually, it notes that a person's well‐being can depend not only on absolute measures of capabilities and functionings but also on relative capabilities and functionings within families; and this can even lead to perverse… Expand
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