Reconciling the Capability Approach and the ICF: A Response

ALTER: European Journal of Disability Research, Forthcoming

15 Pages Posted: 11 Jan 2014

Date Written: January 10, 2014

Abstract

In Reconciling the Capability Approach and the ICF, Jerome Bickenbach (2014) asks for caution in the “head-to-head comparison” of the capability approach and the International Classification of Functioning, Health and Disability (ICF). Bickenbach’s main argument is that the ICF has been misunderstood. I start with what the ICF is and how it has been used so far, then take up Bickenbach’s reactions to the major criticisms of the ICF that he identifies in the capability approach literature. Finally, I react to Bickenback’s proposal for a reconciliation.

Suggested Citation

Mitra, Sophie, Reconciling the Capability Approach and the ICF: A Response (January 10, 2014). ALTER: European Journal of Disability Research, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2377333

Sophie Mitra (Contact Author)

Fordham University ( email )

441 East Fordham road
Bronx, NY 10458
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.fordham.edu/economics/mitra

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