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.