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Exploring a wide variety of case studies and developmental issues from a capability perspective, this book is an original contribution to both development and children's studies that raises a strong case forplacing children's issues at the core of human development.

About the Author

MARIO BIGGERI is Associate Professor in Development Economics at the University of Florence, Italy, and Director of the Masters in Advanced Development Economics. He is a Fellow of the Human Development Capability Association (HDCA) and co-ordinator of the thematic group on 'children's capabilities'.

JÉRÔME BALLET is Researcher at the the Insitut de recherche pour le développment, France. He was previously Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Versailles, France, and is also Editor of the Ethics and Economics Review.

FLAVIO COMIM is currently working for the United Nations Development Programme in Brazil co-ordinating its next National Human Development Report. He lectures on Human Development at the University of Cambridge, UK, and has published widely on the capability approach and the history of economic thought.

Table of Contents

List of Tables

List of Figures

Acknowledgements

Preface

PART I: INTRODUCTION AND THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES ON CHILDREN AND THE CAPABILITY APPROACH

Introduction: Theoretical Foundations and the Book's Roadmap; F.Comim, J.Ballet, M.Biggeri& V.Iervese

Children's Agency and the Capability Approach: A Conceptual Framework; J.Ballet, M.Biggeri& F.Comim

Child Poverty as Capability Deprivation: How to Choose Domains of Child Well-Being and Poverty; M.Biggeri &S.Mehrotra 

PART II: UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN'S CAPABILITIES: METHODS AND CASE STUDIES

From Valuing to Evaluating: Tools and Procedures to Operationalize the Capability Approach; M.Biggeri & R.Libanora 

Street Children in Kampala and NGOs' Action: Understanding Capabilities Deprivation and Expansion; R.Anich, M.Biggeri, R.Libanora & S.Mariani

Sen's Capability Approach: Children and Well-Being Explored through the use of Photography; A.Kellock & R.Lawthom 

Child Agency and Identity: The Case of Peruvian Children in a Transitional Situation; M.Horna Padrón & J.Ballet

Microfinance, Street Children and the Capability Approach: Is Microfinance an Appropriate Tool to Address the Street Children Issue?; B.Serrokh

'Good for Children?' Local Understandings versus Universal Prescriptions: Evidence from Three Ethiopian Communities; L.Camfield &Y.Tafere

Children's Capabilities and Family Characteristics in Italy: Measuring Imagination and Play; T.Addabbo &M.Di Tommaso

PART III: POLICY IMPLICATIONS

Re-Thinking Children's Disabilities Through the Capability Lens: A Framework for Analysis and Policy Implications; J.Trani, P.Bakhshi & M.Biggeri

Re-Thinking Access to Education Through the Capability Approach: The Case of Street Children; J.Ballet, A.Bhukuth & K.Radja

Re-Examining Children's Economic and Non-Economic Activities using the Capability Approach; M.Biggeri, A.Bhukuth & J.Ballet 

Children's Capabilities: Toward a Framework for Evaluating the Built Environment; J.Uhm, F.Lewis,& T.Banerjee

PART IV: CONCLUSIONS

Developing Children's Capabilities: The Role of Emotions and Parenting Style; F.Comim

Final Remarks and Conclusions: The Promotion of Children's Active Participation; M.Biggeri, F.Comim &J.Ballet 

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780230284814
Author:
Biggeri, Mario
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Author:
Ballet, Jerome
Author:
Comim, Flavio
Subject:
Children's Studies
Subject:
Development - Economic Development
Subject:
Econometrics
Subject:
Sociology-Developing Countries
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
45 b/w tables, 8 figures, 8 b/w photos
Pages:
392
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

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