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Social Policy and the Capability Approach: Concepts, Measurements and Application

Mara Yerkes, Jana Javornik, and Anna Kurowska


The capability approach, an increasingly popular conceptual and theoretical framework focused on what individuals are able to do and be, offers a unique evaluative perspective to social policy analysis. This book explores the advantages of this approach and offers a way forward in addressing conceptual and empirical issues as they apply specifically to social policy research and practice. Short conceptual and empirical chapters provide clear examples of how policies shape the capabilities of different groups and individuals, critically assessing the efficacy of different social policies across ... More

Keywords: Capability approach, Comparative Social Policy, Social policy and interventions, Participatory action research, Policy efficacy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781447341789
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447341789.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mara Yerkes, editor
Utrecht University

Jana Javornik, editor
University of Leeds

Anna Kurowska, editor
University of Warsaw

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