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Using Capabilities as an Alternative Indicator for Well-being

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  • Luc Ootegem

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  • Elsy Verhofstadt

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Social Indicators Research.

    Volume (Year): 106 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 1 (March)
    Pages: 133-152

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    Handle: RePEc:spr:soinre:v:106:y:2012:i:1:p:133-152

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    Keywords: Well-being; Capabilities; Life satisfaction; Measurement of well-being; Survey; Students;

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    1. Karen Hofmann & Dominik Schori & Thomas Abel, 2013. "Self-Reported Capabilities Among Young Male Adults in Switzerland: Translation and Psychometric Evaluation of a German, French and Italian Version of a Closed Survey Instrument," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 114(2), pages 723-738, November.

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