The ability of a person to achieve a given state of being/functioning (e.g. doing or being). It reflects what the person is capable of and what the real opportunities or positive freedom of choice between different life-styles are. Capabilities might exist even though a person might not have an intention to pursue/exercise them.
Services that aim to mitigate problems which might appear in social or professional life. They range from education and labour market training to child and elder care. Capacitating services are often customized to the needs of each individual or group and thus, draw from different policy domains in order to cover the needs of the receiver.
A person who is receiving care and support, either in the community, in their own home or in a residential aged care facility.
A person providing services to people with long-term care needs. (see also Formal Carer and Informal Carer)
A method to assign values of benefits that uses a survey instrument to ask people to choose/consider simultaneously a range of options, as opposed to a single option (see also Contingent Valuation)
A method to assign values to benefits whereby respondents to surveys are asked how much they would be willing-to-pay (WTP), or willing-to-accept (WTA), for some change in non-marketed output.
A method used to justify or not a specific decision or investment. The benefits generated from this decision/investment are summed up and then the total costs related to this decision/investment are subtracted. It is employed to investigate whether an investment is justified in terms of the extent to which it improves wellbeing given the cost that is incurred.
A method to justify or not a specific decision or investment similar to CBA. The main difference to CBA is that CUA does not require the generation of monetary values for benefits but, instead, it only requires a measurement of the perceived benefits of an/the action.