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Semester 2: Short Answer Assignment 9: Amartya Sen

Suppose there are two individuals with the same achieved functionings. Explain why Sen would argue that we cannot say these two individuals have the same level of welfare.
The instructions for the assignment (as stated in the Module Information pack) are as follows:

  • The answer must be word-processed.
  • Any equations \& diagrams can be handwritten, photographed \& inserted into the document. The page limit for the assignment is 1 page of $\mathrm{A} 4$ (Arial font, size 12, double spacing, minimum $2 \mathrm{~cm}$ margins all around). This includes the text, diagrams \& equations.
  • Any material which exceeds this page limit will not be marked.
  • There is no need to include a reference list.
    Important general points:
  • Please ensure that you have read the assessment guidelines provided in the UG Student Handbook, including late penalties, assessment cover sheets, Turnitin submission requirements, extension requests and extenuating circumstances.
  • The pass mark for this module is $40 \%$ overall and there is a minimum mark required for every component of $30 \%$.
  • Any change to assessment arrangements will be announced via Blackboard and email.
    SUBMISSION DEADLINE (as detailed in the Semester 2 Weekly Schedule):
    Short Answer Assignment 9 – Amartya Sen – Thursday $29^{\text {th }}$ April @ 12 noon