Empowerment delle donne e Well-being dei bambini: un approccio allo sviluppo umano

Empowerment of Women and Well-being of Children: An Approach to Human Development

  • Alba Francesca Canta University of Rome Three
Keywords: Women’s empowerment, Children’s well-being, Human worth, Capability approach, Life quality

Abstract

The purpose of this essay is to briefly examine the discriminations against women and the possible relation between these discriminations and the children’s well-being. The study in based on a new approach, the capability approach, set up by Amartya Sen in 1980 that describe a new way to assessing a country’s wealth: dignity, rights and opportunities to live a life of value. Capabilities, functionings, agency and empowerment are the main pillars of this concept which is proposed as an alternative of a traditional paradigm. Indeed, the latter value people’s life only in terms of owned assets considering them only as an end and never as a mean to reach something else. Basing on the capability approach we conducted an empirical research, using qualitative and quantitative techniques, into two Italian areas: Caltanissetta and Rome in order to assess the women’s and children’s quality of life and suggest new approaches to reach equality and opportunities.

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Published
2020-05-11