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The Resource The quality of life, edited by Martha Nussbaum and Amartya Sen

The quality of life, edited by Martha Nussbaum and Amartya Sen

Label
The quality of life
Title
The quality of life
Statement of responsibility
edited by Martha Nussbaum and Amartya Sen
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The idea of the quality of life is central to economic and social assessment and also to public policy, social legislation, and community programmes. However, the commonly used indicators of economic success such as per capita income are at best crude measures of the quality of life. There is a strong need for a systematic exploration of the content, reach, and relevance of the concept of the quality of life, and ways of making it concrete and usable. In this collection of essays, some leading economists and philosophers rise to that challenge and provide a wide-ranging investigation." "The essays include examination of recent attempts to replace incomes and utilities by the concept of capability and also exploration of the classic Aristotelian accounts of human flourishing, which provide insights into capability-based assessment of the quality of life. Some underlying methodological problems are also examined, including cultural relativism and utility as a measure of advantage. Possibilities of application are discussed in the context of important practical problems, such as correcting gender-based inequalities, determining medical priorities, and promoting living standards. The overall result is a major contribution to the understanding and use of the idea of the quality of life."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Credits note
A study prepared for the World Institute for Development Economics Research
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1947-
  • 1933-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Nussbaum, Martha Craven
  • Sen, Amartya
  • World Institute for Development Economics Research
Series statement
WIDER studies in development economics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Quality of life
  • Human services
  • Public welfare
  • Social values
Label
The quality of life, edited by Martha Nussbaum and Amartya Sen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A study prepared for the World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) of the United Nations University."
  • Papers presented at a conference sponsored by the World Institute for Development Economics Research
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 453 pages
Isbn
9780198283959
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
91042030
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)24871117
Label
The quality of life, edited by Martha Nussbaum and Amartya Sen
Publication
Note
  • "A study prepared for the World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) of the United Nations University."
  • Papers presented at a conference sponsored by the World Institute for Development Economics Research
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 453 pages
Isbn
9780198283959
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
91042030
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)24871117

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