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Three Case Studies

Sabina Alkire

in Valuing Freedoms: Sen's Capability Approach and Poverty Reduction

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199245796
eISBN:
9780191600838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245797.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The sixth and seventh chapters that make up Part II of the book consist of one practical and much narrower application of the capability approach, namely, a discussion of how economic analysis ... More


The Primacy of Education

Anne Case

in Understanding Poverty

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195305197
eISBN:
9780199783519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305191.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Many economists believe that education is key to economic development. The first section of this essay highlights what is known about the role of education in three interrelated areas: income ... More


Valuing Freedoms: Sen's Capability Approach and Poverty Reduction

Sabina Alkire

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199245796
eISBN:
9780191600838
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245797.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The author examines how Amartya Sen's capability approach can be coherently—and practically—put to work in participatory poverty reduction activities so that the voices and values of the poor matter. ... More


Servants, Labourers, and Rural Craftsmen

Jane Whittle

in The Development of Agrarian Capitalism: Land and Labour in Norfolk 1440-1580

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208426
eISBN:
9780191677991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208426.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the forms of income generation other than land-holding that were evident in Norfolk during the 15th and 16th century. It questions ... More


Modern Energy Services to Low-Income Households in Brazil: Lessons Learned and Challenges Ahead

Gilberto M. Jannuzzi and José Goldemberg

in Energy Poverty: Global Challenges and Local Solutions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199682362
eISBN:
9780191762925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682362.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Universal access to electricity in Brazil has been pursued over several decades with successful results. In 1960 less than 40 per cent of households had access to electricity; only 18 per cent used ... More


Austerity’s legacy: risk, opportunity and a new form of central–local relations?

Janice Morphet and Ben Clifford

in Reviving Local Authority Housing Delivery: Challenging Austerity Through Municipal Entrepreneurialism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781447355748
eISBN:
9781447355779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447355748.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter reviews how local authorities in England have taken a range of initiatives to respond to super-austerity and face the twin crises of managing housing demand and supply. It discusses the ... More


Words and Means

Amelia Rosenberg Weinreb

in Cuba in the Shadow of Change: Daily Life in the Twilight of the Revolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033693
eISBN:
9780813039695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033693.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Part II of this book, “Means”, is about means of speaking, means of obtaining consumer products, and means of earning in late-socialist Cuba. This chapter introduces the “Special Period lexicon” and ... More


More Party than Piety

Abby Day

in The Religious Lives of Older Laywomen: The Last Active Anglican Generation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198739586
eISBN:
9780191802546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739586.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

Generation A women often speak of a time when the church was the social hub of their lives and how this has now become diminished, with fewer regular attendees and less-involved priests. ... More


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