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Capabilities, contributive injustice and unequal divisions of labour

Sayer, Andrew (2012) Capabilities, contributive injustice and unequal divisions of labour. Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, 13 (4). pp. 580-596.

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Abstract

It is argued that the radical implications of the capabilities approach have been widely overlooked, primarily because of a tendency for the approach to be combined with inadequate theories of society, particularly regarding the external conditions enabling or limiting capabilities. While the approach is accepted in principle, by turning to the theory of contributive justice, which focuses on what people are allowed or expected to contribute in terms of work, paid or unpaid, we can see that job shortages and unequal divisions of labour are amajor cause of capability inequalities and deficiencies. In so doing the theory helps us to appreciate the radical implications of the capabilities approach.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Human Development and Capabilities
Uncontrolled Keywords: capability inequality well-being ; capabilities ; approach ; economic development ; inequality ; well-being
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
ID Code: 54988
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 11 Jun 2012 09:13
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2013 15:27
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/54988

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