The poor seem easy to identify: those who do not have enough money or enough of the things money can buy. This 2005 book explores a different approach to poverty, one suggested by the notion of capabilities emphasized by Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum.
Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; Part I: 2. The classical period; 3. Poverty policy; 4. Income, basic needs and capabilities; Part II: 5. Needs, work and identity; 6. Creativity and freedom; 7. Work and freedom; 8. Work and satisfaction; 9. Psychology of work; Part III: 10. Beyond the moral order; Conclusion; References.
"The view of poverty expressed in this book is interesting and thought provoking. The authors put forth a carefully constructed argument linking poverty to the lack of freedom and meaningful work." - Dell Champlin, Western Washington University