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Poverty, Well-Being, and Gender: What Counts, Who's Heard?



    1. SUSAN MOLLER OIUN is Marta Sutton Weeks Professor of Political Science at Stanford University. The author of Women in Western Political Thought (Princeton University Press, 1979, second edition 1992), Justice, Gender; and the Family (Basic Books, 1989), and Is Multiculturalism Badfor Women? (Princeton University Press, iggg), she is currently working on gender and development, feminism and multiculturalism, and popular accounts of genetics and evolutionary biology.
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  • This article discusses recent literature on global poverty and economic development, focussing on Brooke Ackerly, Political Theory and Feminist Social Criticism (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000); Martha C. Nussbaum, Women and Human Development: The Capabilities Approach (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000); and Amartya Sen, Development as Freedom (New York: Knopf, 1999). I am very grateful to Pranap Bardhan, Samuel Bowles, Alberto Diaz-Cayeros, Joshua Cohen, Gerald Cohen, Lynn Eden, Jane Mansbridge, John Roemer, Philippe van Parijs, Robert van der Veen, Debra Satz, Hillel Steiner, Myra Strober, Cass Sunstein, and the Editors of Philosophy & Public Affairs for their helpful comments on an earlier draft of this article.