How to Build Collective Capabilities: The 3C-Model for Grassroots-Led Development – Journal of Human Development and Capabilities

ABSTRACT Capabilities need to be built from the bottom-up. Social innovations at the grassroots seek to present new solutions to existing social problems. However, since the poor suffer from limitations on their individual capabilities and agency, they engage in acts of collective agency to generate new collective capabilities that each individual alone would not be … [Read More] How to Build Collective Capabilities: The 3C-Model for Grassroots-Led Development – Journal of Human Development and Capabilities

Pursuing the Capabilities Approach within the Migration–development Nexus – Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

ABSTRACT The ‘migration–development nexus’ has become an established development mantra with debate surrounding the ability of migration to promote economic growth and reduce poverty. The optimism of this debate is paired with a push to control migration through the promotion of temporary migration programmes and initiatives considered to support the regular movement of migrants. This … [Read More] Pursuing the Capabilities Approach within the Migration–development Nexus – Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

Capabilities and Skills – Human Capital and Economic Opportunity, University of Chicago

ABSTRACT This paper discusses the relevance on recent research on the economics of human development to the work of the Human Development and Capability Association. The recent economics of human development brings insights about the dynamics of skill accumulation to the literature on capabilities. Skills embodied in agents empower people. Enhanced skills enhance opportunities and hence promote capabilities. We address measurement problems common to both the … [Read More] Capabilities and Skills – Human Capital and Economic Opportunity, University of Chicago

2016 HDCA Conference: “Capability and Diversity in a Global Society” – Journal of Human Development and Capabilities

Free Access Collection: 2016 HDCA Conference: Journal of Human Development and Capabilities: A Multi-Disciplinary Journal for People-Centered Development The Journal of Human Development and Capabilities is the official Journal of the Human Development & Capability Association. The following articles are free to access until the end of October 2016. Simply click on your article(s) of choice to … [Read More] 2016 HDCA Conference: “Capability and Diversity in a Global Society” – Journal of Human Development and Capabilities

Education, Social Justice and School Diversity: Insights from the Capability Approach – Journal of Human Development and Capabilities

ABSTRACT This paper offers a theoretical exploration of the impact of diversity in schools on attitudes to inequality in students’ later life. Reflecting on recent changes on the school system in England, and building on work on how values are formed and how inequalities between groups may be either perpetuated or changed, it seeks to … [Read More] Education, Social Justice and School Diversity: Insights from the Capability Approach – Journal of Human Development and Capabilities

A new approach to financial capability (UK) – Centre for Social Justice

Extract This report looks at the root causes of problem debt amongst low-income households in the UK through the lens of their financial capability. For too many years the issues of Financial Inclusion, Financial Education, Financial Capability, Financial Resilience, Affordable Credit and Debt Advice have been studied, and addressed in separate silos. The result is a failure … [Read More] A new approach to financial capability (UK) – Centre for Social Justice

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