Applications of the Capability Approach in the Health Field: A Literature Review
Amartya Sen's Capability Analysis - Words | Internet Public Library
This paper aims to use the Capability Approach in order to shed light on the capability for voice of workers in an industrial restructuring process. The central distinction established in the paper is the one between deliberation and bargaining. The structures that characterized social dialogue at the VW plant in Brussels did not totally deprive Belgian workers of capability for voice. But they seriously limited its scope.
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The primary aims of this review are to document capability applications in the health field and to explore the objectives and decision-rules of studies measuring capability more broadly. All studies with a primary focus on health are assessed individually, whilst a summary narrative analysis of the full review examines the objectives of capability studies. Four distinct groups in the health field are identified in the review: 1 physical activity and diet; 2 patient empowerment; 3 multidimensional poverty and 4 assessments of health and social care interventions. Different approaches to applying mixed methods, selecting capability dimensions and weighting capabilities are found across studies.