Journal article

Fundamental Functionings of Landowners: Understanding the relationship between land ownership and wellbeing through the lens of 'capability'

Jyoti Rao

Land Use Policy | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2018


Given land owners’ resistance to the compulsory acquisition of land and the recurring debate on inadequacy of compensation, this research re-examines losses of landowners in terms of loss of functionings offered by land. The aim of this research paper is to understand the relationship between land ownership and well-being when seen through the lens of Sen's (1979) ‘capability approach’ and to identify fundamental functionings associated with land that are generalizable at global level. The relationship between wellbeing and functionings offered by commodities is the focus of Sen's (1979) ‘capability approach’ Understanding functionings of land required inductive approach and primary investig..

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