Poverty and Deprivation of the Italian Families

Journal title QA Rivista dell’Associazione Rossi-Doria
Author/s Silvia Sorana
Publishing Year 2013 Issue 2013/3
Language Italian Pages 43 P. 117-159 File size 782 KB
DOI 10.3280/QU2013-003004
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The condition of deprivation and poverty cannot be accounted for in terms of income alone. Its multidimensional nature needs be addressed with a more complex intellectual tool: here Amartya Sen’s capability approach is employed. The difference in ability to translate income into well-being depends on the influence of numerous variables reflecting the circumstances of the person, while many other variables independent of the single individual also matter, such as disadvantage in converting income into functionally positive results, or the inner disparities within a community. Since greater individual capability fosters production and earning potential, studying its dynamics can prove fundamental in devising public policies. EconLit Classification: I320, D310, E240

Keywords: Multidimensional poverty, Capabilities, Standard of living

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Silvia Sorana, Povertà e deprivazione delle famiglie italiane in "QA Rivista dell’Associazione Rossi-Doria" 3/2013, pp 117-159, DOI: 10.3280/QU2013-003004