Poverty and shortage economy: a reappraisal with the capability approach (In French)
AbstractThe objective of this article is to propose a reappraisal of the phenomenon of poverty in Soviet Union by integrating the problems of shortage. With this intention, we refer to the capability approach developed by Amartya Sen in so far as it proposes a broader framework to evaluate wellbeing and poverty. The idea developed is that freedom of choice is an essential dimension of wellbeing, and that this is strongly constrained within the context of a shortage economy.
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Poverty; shortage economy; capabilities; functionnings; Soviet Union;
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- I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
- P20 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - General
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