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Author Sen, Amartya, 1933-

Title Inequality reexamined / Amartya Sen.

Imprint New York : Russell Sage Foundation ; Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1992.

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Description xiv, 207 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-197) and indexes.
Summary Amartya Sen argues that the dictum "all people are created equal" serves largely to deflect attention from the fact that we differ in age, gender, talents, and physical abilities as well as in material advantages and social background. He argues for concentrating on higher and more basic values: individual capabilities and freedom to achieve objectives. By contentrating on the equity and efficiency of social arrangements in promoting freedoms and capabilities of individuals, Sen adds an important new dimension to arguments about such vital issues as gender inequalities, welfare policies, affirmative action, and public provision of health care and education.
Contents Preface -- Introduction: Questions and Themes (starting p. 1) -- 1 Equality of What? (starting p. 12) -- 1.1 Why Equality? What Equality? (starting p. 12) -- 1.2 Impartiality and Equality (starting p. 16) -- 1.3 Human Diversity and Basal Equality (starting p. 19) -- 1.4 Equality versus Liberty? (starting p. 21) -- 1.5 Plurality and Alleged Emptiness (starting p. 23) -- 1.6 Means and Freedoms (starting p. 26) -- 1.7 Income Distribution, Well-Being and Freedom (starting p. 28) -- 2 Freedom, Achievement and Resources (starting p. 31) -- 2.1 Freedom and Choice (starting p. 31) -- 2.2 Real Income, Opportunities and Selection (starting p. 34) -- 2.3 Freedom Distinguished from Resources (starting p. 36) -- 3 Functionings and Capability (starting p. 39) -- 3.1 Capability Sets (starting p. 39) -- 3.2 Value Objects and Evaluative Spaces (starting p. 42) -- 3.3 Selection and Weighting (starting p. 44) -- 3.4 Incompleteness: Fundamental and Pragmatic (starting p. 46) -- 3.5 Capability or Functionings? (starting p. 49) -- 3.6 Utility vis-a-vis Capability (starting p. 53) -- 4 Freedom, Agency and Well-Being (starting p. 56) -- 4.1 Well-Being vis-a-vis Agency (starting p. 56) -- 4.2 Agency, Instrumentality and Realization (starting p. 57) -- 4.3 Can Freedom Conflict with Well-Being? (starting p. 59) -- 4.4 Freedom and Disadvantageous Choices (starting p. 62) -- 4.5 Control and Effective Freedom (starting p. 64) -- 4.6 Freedom from Hunger, Malaria and Other Maladies (starting p. 66) -- 4.7 The Relevance of Well-Being (starting p. 69) -- 5 Justice and Capability (starting p. 73) -- 5.1 The Informational Bases of Justice (starting p. 73) -- 5.2 Rawlsian Justice and the Political Conception (starting p. 75) -- 5.3 Primary Goods and Capabilities (starting p. 79) -- 5.4 Diversities: Ends and Personal Characteristics (starting p. 85) -- 6 Welfare Economics and Inequality (starting p. 88) -- 6.1 Space Choice and Evaluative Purpose (starting p. 88) -- 6.2 Shortfalls, Attainments and Potentials (starting p. 89) -- 6.3 Inequality, Welfare and Justice (starting p. 93) -- 6.4 Welfare-Based Inequality Evaluation (starting p. 95) -- 7 Poverty and Affluence (starting p. 102) -- 7.1 Inequality and Poverty (starting p. 102) -- 7.2 The Nature or Poverty (starting p. 107) -- 7.3 Lowness vis-a-vis Inadequacy of Incomes (starting p. 109) -- 7.4 Do Concepts Matter? (starting p. 112) -- 7.5 Poverty in Rich Countries (starting p. 114) -- 8 Class, Gender and Other Groups (starting p. 117) -- 8.1 Class and Classification (starting p. 117) -- 8.2 Gender and Inequality (starting p. 122) -- 8.3 Interregional Contrasts (starting p. 125) -- 9 The Demands of Equality (starting p. 129) -- 9.1 Questions of Equality (starting p. 129) -- 9.2 Equality, Space and Diversity (starting p. 130) -- 9.3 Plurality, Incompleteness and Evaluation (starting p. 131) -- 9.4 Data, Observations and Effective Freedoms (starting p. 135) -- 9.5 Aggregation, Egalitarianism and Efficiency (starting p. 136) -- 9.6 Alternative Defences of Inequality (starting p. 138) -- 9.7 Incentives, Diversity and Egalitarianism (starting p. 141) -- 9.8 On Equality as a Social Concern (starting p. 143) -- 9.9 Responsibility and Fairness (starting p. 148) -- 9.10 Capability, Freedom and Motivations (starting p. 150) -- References (starting p. 153) -- Index of Names (starting p. 199) -- Index of Subjects (starting p. 205)
Subject Equality.
Liberty.
Welfare economics.
Freedom. (DNLM)D005610
Égalité (Sociologie)
Liberté
Économie du bien-être.
Equality. (OCoLC)fst00914456
Liberty. (OCoLC)fst00997251
Welfare economics. (OCoLC)fst01173620
Gleichheit (DE-588)4021231-2
Sozialphilosophie (DE-588)4055876-9
Sozialpolitik (DE-588)4055879-4
Sozioökonomisches System (DE-588)4182012-5
Wohlfahrtstheorie (DE-588)4066735-2
Sociale ongelijkheid. (NL-LeOCL)078668247
Gelijkheid. (NL-LeOCL)078515750
Ongelijkheid. (NL-LeOCL)078610982
Welvaartseconomie. (NL-LeOCL)078957028
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