The capabilities approach: a framework to understand and enhance TANF recipients’ employability

Banerjee, Mahasweta M and Damman, Jeri L (2013) The capabilities approach: a framework to understand and enhance TANF recipients’ employability. Journal of Poverty, 17 (4). pp. 414-436. ISSN 1087-5549

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Abstract

This article reviews the capabilities approach to understand the life circumstances that affect the employability of “hard-to-employ” welfare (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families [TANF]) recipients. It reports research findings related to TANF recipients’ employment and presents key elements of the capabilities approach. It compares and contrasts functionings that impede and enhance TANF recipients’ employment. It finds that employability is influenced by seven of the 10 core functioning capabilities identified by Nussbaum. It recommends social workers assess and enhance TANF recipients’ employability by addressing all these seven functionings as appropriate with particular emphasis on practical reason, affiliation, and control over environment.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Social Work and Social Care
Subjects: L Education
Depositing User: Deeptima Massey
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2018 16:10
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2018 16:10
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/77738
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