The Health Capital Model and Capability Approach Finding Common Ground

Jones, Kristine, and Sophie Mitra (2007). "The Health Capital Model and Capability Approach Finding Common Ground" Paper presented at the 4th annual conference of the HDCA, 18-20 September 2007, New York, USA.

This presentation will discuss the prospects of importing a behavioral theory (here, the health capital model) into the capability approach. Specifically, we will discuss the issues around specifying a demand for mental health (recovery) that incorporates into the capability approach, nuances from the Health Capital Model and whether such a model is sufficiently flexible to consider the path of mental illness/recovery of a lifetime, their interaction with other disabilities and the nature of mental health as a public good.
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