Jindra, Christoph (2010). "Measuring Poverty in Germany - A formal and empirical comparison of the relative deprivation and the capability approach" Paper presented at the 7th annual conference of the HDCA, 21-23 September 2010, Amman, Jordan.

This paper gives an overview over the outline of a dissertation project. The focus of the thesis is the formal and empirical comparison of dierent poverty concepts and their application for an advanced capitalist society, namely Germany. The poverty concepts that will be compared are the income, the deprivation, and the capability approach. Additionally, the thesis is going to make a proposal on how to operationalise the capability perspective of the capability approach. By comparing the concepts for Germany and making a proposal on the operationalisation, the thesis will help to animate the discussion about the advantages and disadvantages of the capabilitiy approach as a base for poverty analyses in advanced societies.