Creating Capabilities: Fostering Physical Health

This panel was recorded April 23, 2010 as part of the conference "Creating Capabilities," held at the University of Chicago Law School and organized by James Heckman, Martha Nussbaum and Robert Pollak.

Physical health is synergistic with all the other capabilities.  Interventions to promote some skills will prove ineffectual unless parallel attempts are made to improve physical health.  But what forms of intervention are most effective here?  In particular, what interventions into child and family life are both feasible and desirable?

  • Chair: Harry Brighouse
  • Jere Behrman
  • Tom Boyce