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An Inquiry into Well-Being and Destitution$
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Partha Dasgupta

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780198288350

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198288352.001.0001

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The Commodity Basis of Well‐Being

The Commodity Basis of Well‐Being

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(p.3) 1 The Commodity Basis of Well‐Being
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An Inquiry into Well-Being and Destitution
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DOI:10.1093/0198288352.003.0001

This chapter introduces the book. It discusses welfare and happiness versus and freedom and rights as two ways of looking at personhood; facts and values in the phenomenon of destitution; destitution as a resource allocation problem; the effects of ill health; the roles of institutions and agencies; and theory in relation to policy.

Keywords:   agencies, destitution, ill health, institutions, political theory, resource allocation, rights, welfare, well‐being

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