Capabilities and happiness: Potential synergies

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The paper compares two prominent approaches to assessing Human Well-Being, the Capability Approach and the Subjective Well-Being Approach. It investigates the differences and the similarities between these approaches. An argument is made for exploring the potential synergies between them. Finally, the papers of this special edition are briefly introduced.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-176
Number of pages16
JournalReview of Social Economy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Adaptive preferences
  • Capability approach
  • Happiness
  • Human well being
  • Subjective well-being


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