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The quality of life

Author: Martha Craven Nussbaum; Amartya Sen; World Institute for Development Economics Research.
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
Series: Studies in development economics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The idea of the quality of life is central to economic and social assessment and also to public policy, social legislation, and community programmes. However, the commonly used indicators of economic success such as per capita income are at best crude measures of the quality of life. There is a strong need for a systematic exploration of the content, reach, and relevance of the concept of the quality of life, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Quality of life.
Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1993
(OCoLC)24871117
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Craven Nussbaum; Amartya Sen; World Institute for Development Economics Research.
ISBN: 9780191521362 0191521361
OCLC Number: 123129624
Notes: "A study prepared for the World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) of the United Nations University."
Papers presented at a conference sponsored by the World Institute for Development Economics Research.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 453 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Equality of what? On welfare, goods, and capabilities / G.A. Cohen --
Capability and well-being / Amartya Sen. Commentators on Cohen and Sen, Christine M. Korsgaard and Wulf Gaertner --
Descriptions of inequality : the Swedish approach to welfare research / Robert Erikson. Commentator, Bengt-Christer Ysander --
Having, loving, being : an alternative to the Swedish model of welfare research / Erik Allardt --
Quality of life measures in health care and medical ethics / Dan Brock. Commentator, James Griffin --
Objectivity and the science-ethics distinction / Hilary Putnam, Commentator, Lorenz Krüger --
Objectivity and social meaning / Michael Walzer. Commentator, Ruth Anna Putnam --
Value, desire, and quality of life / Thomas Scanlon. Commentator, Sissela Bok --
Explanation and practical reason / Charles Taylor. Commentator, Martha Nussbaum. Non-relative virtues : an Aristotelian approach / Martha Nussbaum. Commentator, Susan Hurley --
Women and the quality of life : two norms or one? / Julia Annas. Commentator, Margarita W. Valdés --
Justice, gender, and international boundaries / Onora O'Neill. Commentator, Martha Nussbaum --
Distributing health : the allocation of resources by an international agency / John E. Roemer. Commentator, Paul Seabright --
The relativity of the welfare concept / B.M.S. van Praag. Commentator, Siddiq Osmani --
Pluralism and the standard of living / Paul Seabright. Commentator, Derek Parfit --
Life-style and the standard of living / Christopher Bliss. Commentator, Amartya Sen.
Series Title: Studies in development economics.
Responsibility: edited by Martha Nussbaum and Amartya Sen.

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