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A hybrid version of well-being: An attempt at operationalisation
A hybrid version of well-being: An attempt at operationalisation

Author(s): Tomasz Kwarciński, Paweł Ulman
Subject(s): Politics, Sociology, Socio-Economic Research, Sociology of Law
Published by: Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Krakowie we współpracy z Wydawnictwem Naukowym Scholar
Keywords: well-being; hybrid well-being; capability approach; autonomy; adaptation

Summary/Abstract: Objectives: This paper aims to investigate the possibility of constructing a hybrid version of well-being and making an attempt at its operationalisation.Research Design & Methods: The theoretical framework is based on the capability approach of Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum, while the empirical part of the paper refers to a fuzzy set theory.Findings: We propose three measures of hybrid well-being, referring to (1) the minimum formula, (2) a mobility index, and (3) the concept of internalities. Implications / Recommendations: We are convinced that it is not only possible to create a philosophically informed measure of well-being, but also that this kind of measure can be crucial in the context of public policy due to its sensitivity to autonomy and adaptation problems.Contribution / Value Added: Findings of this research can be seen as an attempt to merge philosophical investigation with economics theories and applications. Article Classification: Conceptual articleKeywords: well-being, hybrid well-being, capability approach, autonomy, adaptationJEL classification: I31, I39

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 46
  • Page Range: 30-49
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: English