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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


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


Development: Human and Economic Dimensions

Hemlata Joshi

in Economic Geography: Volume 2: Urbanization, Industry, and Development

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199458424
eISBN:
9780199086764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199458424.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

The Human Development Index (HDI) developed by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is often regarded as an alternative to income-based measure of welfare. It is based on three indicators: ... More


Poverty and Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries

José Ernesto Amorós and Oscar Cristi

in The Dynamics of Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Data

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199580866
eISBN:
9780191728716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580866.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter analyzes the relationship between poverty and entrepreneurship. Previous works have argued that only growth oriented entrepreneurs have a tangible effect on aggregate economic activity. ... More


Introducing the Environment into the Calculation of Wealth

Christian de Perthuis and Pierre-André Jouvet

in Green Capital: A New Perspective on Growth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171403
eISBN:
9780231540360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171403.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Once the value of the environment is included in their profit and loss accounts, actors’ choices change, and the problem of macroeconomic indicators no longer arises. When the damage of pollution or ... More


Social policy and well-being

Chak Kwan Chan, King Lun Ngok, and David Phillips

in Social policy in China: Development and well-being

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348807
eISBN:
9781447303411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348807.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter explores contemporary approaches to assessing ‘well-being’, including the use of Gross Domestic Product, the Human Development Index, subjective well-being, social quality and the ... More


The Objective and Subjective Development Indices

Miguel E. Basáñez and Ronald F. Inglehart

in A World of Three Cultures: Honor, Achievement and Joy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190270360
eISBN:
9780190270407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190270360.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

Current measures of development are not helping countries set their incentives and priorities properly. This chapter discusses some shortcomings of current methods of measuring development (including ... More


Why Is North Korea Not the South?

Walter C. Clemens

in North Korea and the World: Human Rights, Arms Control, and Strategies for Negotiation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813167466
eISBN:
9780813167756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167466.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter Ten focuses on fitness – the capacity to cope with complex challenges and opportunities so as to enhance one’s own survival and other interests. Clemens discusses the fitness of North Korea ... More


Human Development

Nicola Amendola and Giacomo Gabbuti

in Measuring Wellbeing: A History of Italian Living Standards

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199944590
eISBN:
9780190218850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199944590.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Wellbeing is a complex, multidimensional phenomenon, encompassing factors such as income and wealth, longevity, health, and education, but also less tangible aspects. Each dimension adds a tile to ... More


Development with a human face, 1980–

John Toye

in The Many Faces of Socioeconomic Change

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198723349
eISBN:
9780191789786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198723349.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Early attempts to humanize political economy raised two questions—the class interests of owners of land and capital and the politics of moving to a reformed system of wealth valuation. These two ... More


Structural Legacy, Inefficacy, and Weakening Social Securities: A Study of NREGS in a Panchayat in Odisha

K.P. Kannan and Jan Breman

in The Long Road to Social Security: Assessing the Implementation of National Social Security Initiatives for the Working Poor in India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198090311
eISBN:
9780199082490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090311.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Odisha (formerly known as Orissa) boasts an impressive economic growth and a high per capita net availability of food grains, along with a high incidence of undernourishment. Paradoxically, Odisha is ... More


Human Development: Beyond the HDI

Frances Stewart, Gustav Ranis, and Emma Samman

in Advancing Human Development: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198794455
eISBN:
9780191835902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794455.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Human development is often identified with the Human Development Index (HDI), and this is how the empirical work in previous chapters has proceeded. But this is a very reductionist approach to human ... More


Is Kragur Poor?

Michael French Smith

in A Faraway, Familiar Place: An Anthropologist Returns to Papua New Guinea

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836863
eISBN:
9780824871253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836863.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

In this chapter, the author shares his views about whether Kragur is a poor village. He takes note of some of the signs of poverty among Kragur villagers, from going barefoot and cooking over open ... More


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