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Sen (2002) argues that we need to deeply examine the actual freedoms people have to actually ‘formulate capabilities’ or valued doings and beings. Such conversion factors allow the resources to be converted into valued functionings (pp. 86-94). Key to Sen’s theories are the concepts of personal freedom and agency, but the conversion factors identified by the students in this study included the value of certain lived experiences and the need for a well-developed self-concept.
Table 11: Mapping the conversion factors against the literature
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