Publication
Title
Capabilities in place : locating poverty and affluence in Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo)
Author
Abstract
We argue that the capability approach can be very helpful in exploring the links between poverty and place, thereby providing a more accurate understanding of poverty processes. We demonstrate how Sen's list of 'conversion factors' allows one to incorporate but also to go beyond the usual description of the connection between place and well-being in terms of physical and social infrastructure. More in particular, we give emphasis on the role of place in the conversion of doings into earnings. We then apply the theoretical argument to a representative sample of households in Kinshasa. Although monetary indicators of well-being and poverty indicate a downward levelling of different regions of the capital city that have been historically quite different, an exploration of the different sources of parametric variation suggests that place does continue to have a significant impact on well-being.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of human development & capabilities. - Oxford, 2000, currens
Publication
Oxford : 2011
ISSN
1945-2829 [print]
1945-2837 [online]
Volume/pages
12:2(2011), p. 235-256
ISI
000299203900003
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Research group
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Publication type
Subject
Law 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 10.06.2011
Last edited 20.09.2017
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