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Poverty, Work, and Freedom
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  • Page extent: 172 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.4 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 331.114
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: HD4904 .L43 2005
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Work--Social aspects
    • Work--Moral and ethical aspects
    • Poverty
    • Poor
    • Liberty--Economic aspects

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521848268 | ISBN-10: 0521848261)

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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

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