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Poverty and Human Development

Sabina Alkire

in Valuing Freedoms: Sen's Capability Approach and Poverty Reduction

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199245796
eISBN:
9780191600838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245797.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Each of the four chapters of Part I of the book synthesizes one aspect that must be specified in the operationalization of the capability approach, then proposes a framework for doing so. The issue ... More


Valuing Freedoms: Sen's Capability Approach and Poverty Reduction

Sabina Alkire

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199245796
eISBN:
9780191600838
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245797.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The author examines how Amartya Sen's capability approach can be coherently—and practically—put to work in participatory poverty reduction activities so that the voices and values of the poor matter. ... More


 Introduction: Nativism Past and Present

Tom Simpson, Peter Carruthers, Stephen Laurence, and Stephen Stich

in The Innate Mind: Structure and Contents

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195179675
eISBN:
9780199869794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179675.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This introductory chapter reviews some of the debates in philosophy, psychology, anthropology, evolutionary theory, and other cognitive sciences that provide a background for the topics with which ... More


Country Comparisons

Fred Campano and Dominick Salvatore

in Income Distribution: Includes CD

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195300918
eISBN:
9780199783441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195300912.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter compares the living standards between countries. Per capita comparisons and the estimation of international poverty thresholds are discussed in light of purchasing power parity and ... More


Social Context, Options, and Convergences 1

Guillermo O'Donnell

in Democracy, Agency, and the State: Theory with Comparative Intent

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199587612
eISBN:
9780191723384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587612.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

Previous chapters have pointed out the issue of the social and legal conditions for the exercise of citizenship; this chapter returns to this matter from a broader perspective of the overall social ... More


An Introduction to Protecting Human Security in Africa

Ademola Abass

in Protecting Human Security in Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199578986
eISBN:
9780191595202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578986.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter begins with a discussion of the concept of human security. It considers the distinctions between human security, human rights, and human development. It then moves on to a discussion of ... More


Becoming Human: the Archaeological Challenge: British Academy Lecture

COLIN RENFREW

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 139, 2005 Lectures

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263945
eISBN:
9780191734038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263945.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the attempts of pinpointing the origins of humans, i.e. Homo sapiens sapiens. Due to the recent advances in archaeology, specifically in archaeogenetics, it has been determined ... More


Labor Emigration and Rights Abroad: The Perspectives of Migrants and Their Countries of Origin

Martin Ruhs

in The Price of Rights: Regulating International Labor Migration

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691132914
eISBN:
9781400848607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691132914.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines how high-income countries' restrictions of labor immigration and migrant rights affect the interests of migrants and their countries of origin, and how migrants and sending ... More


Social Structure

Jan‐Erik Lane, David McKay, and Kenneth Newton

in Political Data Handbook: OECD Countries

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198280538
eISBN:
9780191601934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019828053X.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

This section presents statistics on the social structure in OECD countries. It features tables on ethno-linguistic structure, religious structure, income distribution, labour force, migration, index ... More


Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen, Volume 2: Society, Institutions, and Development

Kaushik Basu and Ravi Kanbur (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239979
eISBN:
9780191716874
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239979.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The year 2008 marks Amartya Sen's 75th birthday. Amartya has made deep and lasting contributions to the academic disciplines of economics, philosophy, and the social sciences more broadly. He has ... More


Human Well-Being and the Natural Environment

Partha Dasgupta

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199247882
eISBN:
9780191596100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247889.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book explores ways to measure the quality of life, a problem pervading a number of academic disciplines, but not confined to the academic realm. Indices of human well‐being in current use are ... More


Interdisciplinary Research: Case Studies from Health and Social Science

Frank Kessel, Patricia Rosenfield, and Norman Anderson (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195324273
eISBN:
9780199893966
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195324273.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

Interdisciplinary research now receives a great deal of attention because of the rich, creative contributions it often generates. But a host of factors — institutional, interpersonal, and ... More


Conflict Prevention as a Policy Objective of Development Aid

Sakiko Fukuda‐Parr

in Foreign Aid for Development: Issues, Challenges, and the New Agenda

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580934
eISBN:
9780191723346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580934.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The current consensus objective of development aid in the international community is to reduce poverty in general and to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in particular. In addition, ... More


Range, Information, and Process

Sabina Alkire

in Valuing Freedoms: Sen's Capability Approach and Poverty Reduction

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199245796
eISBN:
9780191600838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245797.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Each of the four chapters of Part I of the book synthesizes one aspect that must be specified in the operationalization of the capability approach, then proposes a framework for doing so. This third ... More


Archaeology and the Origins of Modern Humans: European and African Perspectives

Paul Mellars

in The Speciation of Modern Homo Sapiens

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263112
eISBN:
9780191734885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263112.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter outlines the archaeological evidence for the relative recency and abruptness of appearance of artefacts associated with the creativity of modern humans. It compares the archaeological ... More


Unequal Development in the 1990s: Growing Gaps in Human Capabilities 1

Sakiko Fukuda-Parr and David Stewart

in Debates on the Measurement of Global Poverty

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558032
eISBN:
9780191721335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558032.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter assesses poverty trends by using human development outcomes rather than by using income measures alone. It shows that the the 1990s was a decade of prosperity and progress for the world ... More


Critical periods for human cortical development: An ERP study in children with cochlear implant

Curtis W. Ponton

in Reprogramming the Cerebral Cortex: Plasticity following central and peripheral lesions

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198528999
eISBN:
9780191723926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528999.003.0011
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

This chapter describes the effects that a period of auditory deprivation due to profound deafness, followed by restoration of sensation via a cochlear implant, has on the development of the human ... More


Introduction and Overview

Pierre-Richard Agénor

in Public Capital, Growth and Welfare: Analytical Foundations for Public Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155807
eISBN:
9781400845392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155807.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the persistence of poverty and lack of progress in human development today. The situation has led policymakers to put renewed emphasis on ... More


Political Economy of Development: A Case Study of Bihar

Jasleen Sindhu

in Growth, Development, and Diversity: India's Record since Liberalization

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077992
eISBN:
9780199081608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077992.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

That Bihar is one of India’s poorest and most economically backward states is undeniable. But what makes the situation unique is that the poor socio-economic development record of the state is ... More


Latin America in the World Economy, 1810–2010

Luis Bértola and José Antonio Ocampo

in The Economic Development of Latin America since Independence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199662135
eISBN:
9780191748950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662135.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, International

Chapter 1 presents an overview of Latin American development since Independence in a comparative perspective. Based on a new dataset of per capita GDP and a typology of Latin American countries, ... More


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