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Abstract. In this article I focus on the implications of the capability approach to eradicate poverty and eliminate inequalities between human beings. Even if the existent social problems have been debated throughout time by numerous researchers, different analyses having been made, concerning poor, vulnerable groups, and marginalized communities, we must focus on the causes which lead to the occurrence of disadvantages. Beyond that, we must investigate a few strategies concerning social inclusion and reducing poverty that contains numerous methods through which we can emphasize the development of disadvantaged people’s capabilities. My claim is that an increase of income represents just one way of helping to improve the life of these persons, but we must also take into consideration objectives such as the individual capability for self-development and the ability to function. To this matter, I will examine what
capabilities an individual has or needs, to develop properly.

Keywords: poverty, capabilities, quality of life, Martha Nussbaum, Amartya Sen, Thomas Pogge.

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