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Measures of freedom combinations of functionings

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Unformatted text preview: me growth etc. Development is ultimately the expansion of human freedom (Amartya Sen): Development is the expansion of Capabilities: trying to capture well- being with aspects greater than just wealth. Measures of freedom Combinations of functionings: states of being that the person can achieve They can be ELEMENTARY (escaping morbidity, etc) They can be COMPLEX (self- respect, participation in community life) They can be GENERAL (capability to be nourished) They can be SPECIFIC (capability to drink pepsi) CAPABILITIES ARE ALL THE FUNCTIONINGS THAT DEFINE YOU (all your opportunities including the...
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