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Freedom, opportunity and wellbeing Subtitle: OPHI working paper no. 35

Abstract: This paper reexamines key results from the measurement of opportunity freedom, or the extent to whicha set of options offers a decision maker real opportunities to achieve. Three cases are investigated: nopreferences, a single preference, and plural preferences. The three cothe cardinality relation, the indirect utility relation, and the effective freedom relationvariations are considered within a common axiomatic framework. Special attention is given torepresentations of freedom rankings, with the goal of providing practical approaches for measuringopportunity freedom and the extent of capabilities.

Publication status:PublishedPeer Review status:Reviewed (other)Version:Publisher's version Funder: International Development Research Centre   Funder: Canadian International Development Agency   Funder: AusAID   Funder: Department for International Development   Notes:Copyright © Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative 2010. This publication is copyright, however it may be reproduced without fee for teaching or non-profit purposes, but not for resale. Formal permission is required for all such uses, and will normally be granted immediately. For copying in any other circumstances, or for re-use in other publications, or for translation or adaptation, prior written permission must be obtained from OPHI and may be subject to a fee.

Bibliographic Details

Publisher: Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI)

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Issue Date: 2010

Copyright Date: 2010 Identifiers

Issn: 2040-8188

Isbn: 978-1-907194-19-1

Urn: uuid:b528074b-2bda-4cf7-bcbe-c70a7f31d319 Item Description

Type: Working/Discussion paper;

Language: en

Version: Publisher's versionKeywords: freedom individual choices welfare capabilities axiomatic approach orderings ophi Tiny URL: ora:9433


Autor: James E. Foster - institutionUniversity of Oxford facultySSD, Queen Elizabeth House, Department of International Development rese



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