The Ability to go about Without Shame: A Proposal for Internationally Comparable Indicators of Shame and Humiliation

English title: The Ability to go about Without Shame: A Proposal for Internationally Comparable Indicators of Shame and Humiliation

Author(s): Diego Zavaleta Reyles -

Language: English

Type: Journal article

Year: 2007

Abstract

Shame and humiliation are central to the understanding of poverty yet internationally comparable data on this dimension are missing. Based on existing indicators from related fields, this article suggests eight indicators to measure specific aspects of shame and humiliation that could start an in-depth debate around this topic. The indicators are the following: whether respondents would feel shame if they were poor; levels of shame proneness; perceptions of respectful treatment, unfair treatment and prejudiced treatment; whether respondents perceive that their ethnic, racial or cultural background affects their chances of getting jobs, public services and education; whether respondents perceive that economic conditions affect their chances of getting jobs, services and education; and levels of accumulated humiliation.

Volume: 35

Issue: 4

From page no: 405

To page no: 430

Refereed: Yes

DOI: 10.1080/13600810701701905

Journal: Oxford Development Studies

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