This collection places children's issues at the centre of understandings of human development. Using Amartya Sen's 'Capability Approach', the contributors to this book draw on new tools and theoretical perspectives to understand the role of children in human development. Looking at a wide range of themes including child poverty, microfinance, disability, education, the built environment, the role of emotions and promoting children's active participation, this study furthers the capability approach as a key theoretical perpsective in understanding children and development.
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'. JEROME BALLET is Researcher at the the Insitut de recherche pour le developpment, 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.
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Sociology & Anthropology: Professional
Studies in Childhood and Youth
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45 black & white tables, 8 figures, 8 black & white halftones