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The (OU led) Capability Measurement Project: An overview and application to Self Help Groups in Northern India

Wed, 29 August 2018, 11:30

The Open University, Library Seminar Room 7

The (OU led) Capability Measurement Project: An overview and application to Self Help Groups in Northern India

Date: 19 September 2018

Time:12.30-2pm (with lunch available from 12)

Speaker: Paul Anand

Abstract: The talk provides an overview of some of the work using the Sen-Nussbaum approach to quality of life (and increasingly social justice) and concludes with evidence from a survey and propensity score matching analysis of 6000 women that provides evidence of capability changes following participation in self-help groups.

 

Bio: Paul Anand is a professor in the Economics at the Open University and research associate at the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Sciences at the LSE. He has worked on the Sen-Nussbaum approach to wellbeing, risk, public policy and the foundations of rational choice.

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