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Title

Ranking profiles of capability sets

AuthorsEchávarri, Rebeca A.; Permanyer, Iñaki
Issue Date2008
PublisherSpringer
CitationSocial Choice and Welfare 31(3): 521-535 (2008)
AbstractIn this paper, we present an innovative approach for ranking profiles of capability sets on the basis of equity. An interesting way of capturing the notion of equity is to take into account the extent to which each of the different functioning vectors is shared by the population under consideration (of size n). This is done by defining the 'common capability sets' enjoyed by k individuals as the set of functioning vectors simultaneously available to at least k individuals (1 ≤ k ≤ n). These sets are closely related to the original capability sets and have some interesting properties that are examined throughout the paper. We define and axiomatically characterize a capability profile ranking that lexicographically compares the different common capability sets. © 2007 Springer-Verlag.
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10261/58208
DOI10.1007/s00355-007-0294-4
Identifiersdoi: 10.1007/s00355-007-0294-4
issn: 0176-1714
e-issn: 1432-217X
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