Exchange Entitlement Mapping: Theory and Evidence by A. Charles

Exchange Entitlement Mapping: Theory and Evidence

byA. Charles

Hardcover | March 12, 2012

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The main aim of this book is to develop and implement an innovative tool: exchange-entitlement mapping, or E-mapping for short. This tool enables us to look at the economic and social opportunities to develop human capabilities for different groups of individuals, depending on their group identity such as age, ethnicity or gender. In the context of this book, however, an entitlement approach is used to explain the channels through which macroeconomic shocks affect individual well-being, depending on the individual's identity and related social norms attached to this identity. In other words, by including capabilities into the existing E-mapping theory, this book shows how capabilities are socially shaped according to individual entitlements, and related entitlement failure, to a specific economic and social environment. In effect, the last part of the manuscript illustrates the E-mapping theory with the case study of the maquiladora identity in Mexico by combining an original survey of maquiladora households with an advanced time series analysis of the gender wage gap in the maquiladora industry in the post-NAFTA period.

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AURELIE CHARLES is a lecturer in Global Political Economy at the University of Bath.

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Title:Exchange Entitlement Mapping: Theory and EvidenceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:204 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:March 12, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230120202

ISBN - 13:9780230120204

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Table of Contents

Introduction * Part I. Individual Well-being: current debate of thoughts * Chapter 1. Capability Approach vs. Happiness Approach * 1.1. Introduction * 1.2. Capability Approach: Theoretical Settings: Empirical works relating to the CA * 1.3. Happiness Approach: Utilitarian tradition: Current debate * 1.4. Conclusion * Chapter 2. Identity Approach * 2.1. Introduction *2.2. Identity, norms and ideals * 2.3. Multiple identities * 2.4. Conclusion * Part II. E-mapping and Entitlement Failures * Chapter 3. Exchange Entitlement mapping * 3.1. Introduction * 3.2. Exchange Entitlement mapping under the Capability Approach * 3.3. Endowments: commodities and achieved functionings * 3.4. Conclusion * Chapter 4. External Shocks on E-mapping * 4.1. Introduction * 4.2. Interdependent entitlements * 4.3. External Shocks and Entitlement failures * 4.4. Conclusion * Part III. Case study: the identity of maquiladora workers * Chapter 5. Social entitlements * 5.1. Introduction * 5.2. The Makings of the Mexican Culture * 5.3. Current Picture of Mexican Society * 5.4. Household survey on Perceived Entitlements * 5.5. Conclusion * Chapter 6. Economic entitlements * 6.1. Introduction * 6.2. Fairness, Norms and the Marginal Cost of Labour * 6.3. Trends in maquiladora labour market * 6.4. Contentious Implication * 6.5. Conclusion