Health, Disability and the Capability Approach: An Introduction

Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, Vol. 16, No. 4, 2015

Posted: 9 Oct 2016

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

This special issue of the Journal of Human Development and Capabilities focuses on two areas of substantial and growing importance to the human development and capability approach: disability and health. The research on disability, health and the capability approach has been diverse in the topics it covers, and the conceptual frameworks and methodologies it uses, beginning over a decade and a half ago in health (Ruger 1998) and more than a decade ago in disability (Baylies 2002).1 We are pleased to share a set of articles in these two areas. The first set of articles focuses on disability, while the second set of articles focuses on health and the health capability paradigm (HCP), in particular.

Suggested Citation

Prah Ruger, Jennifer and Mitra, Sophie, Health, Disability and the Capability Approach: An Introduction (2015). Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, Vol. 16, No. 4, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2848093

Jennifer Prah Ruger (Contact Author)

University of Pennsylvania ( email )

Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

Sophie Mitra

Fordham University ( email )

441 East Fordham road
Bronx, NY 10458
United States

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

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