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The selection of functionings and capabilities: A survey of empirical studies

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This note aims to identify the criteria followed by empirical studies in the selection of relevant functionings and/or capabilities, and the indicators used for their measurement. We survey twenty quantitative empirical applications of the CA in welfare economics. Our survey shows that the criteria used by these studies fall within the range of: a) normative views b) quantitative methods, and c) surveys. These three categories overlap and are restricted by data availability.

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  • Ballon, Paola, 2013. "The selection of functionings and capabilities: A survey of empirical studies," PEP Working Papers 160427, Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:peppwp:160427
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.160427
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    International Development; Public Economics;

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    • C3 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables
    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General Welfare, Well-Being
    • O54 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Latin America; Caribbean

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