Nussbaum, capabilities and older people

Lloyd-Sherlock, Peter (2002) Nussbaum, capabilities and older people. Journal of International Development, 14 (8). pp. 1163-1173. ISSN 0954-1748

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This paper assesses the usefulness of Nussbaum's version of the capabilities approach for understanding the condition of older people in developing countries. It observes that ageing is a highly heterogeneous experience, but that policy debates take a polarized approach. The paper then summarizes key elements of Nussbaum's approach, relates these to older people, and identifies a key distinction between older people's internal capabilities and structural factors related to the environment they inhabit. The paper puts forward a new framework, which combines capabilities and life-course perspectives. The policy implications of this framework are then explored.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Life Course, Migration and Wellbeing
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Health and Disease
Depositing User: Abigail Dalgleish
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2011 15:20
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2022 01:41
DOI: 10.1002/jid.958

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