Maddox, Bryan (2007). "Literacy And Illiteracy: A Capabilities Perspective On Thresholds And Wellbeing" Paper presented at the 4th annual conference of the HDCA, 18-20 September 2007, New York, USA.

This paper examines the arguments on literacy as a centrally important human capability, and illiteracy as a powerful form of capability deprivation. The paper critically analyses the notion of ‘minimum thresholds’ of literacy functioning.