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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


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


Introduction: Assessing the Economic Costs of War

Frances Stewart and Valpy FitzGerald

in War and Underdevelopment: Volume 1: The Economic and Social Consequences of Conflict

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241866
eISBN:
9780191696961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241866.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

War and its effects were not mentioned by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the first Human Development Report in 1990 as a cause of failure in human development, despite the fact ... More


Western Perspectives on Democracy in Central Asia

Mariya Y. Omelicheva

in Democracy in Central Asia: Competing Perspectives and Alternative Strategies

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813160689
eISBN:
9780813161006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160689.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Discussed in this chapter are US and EU views on democracy and international democratization, as well as normative and instrumental beliefs about the benefits and intrinsic merits of democracy as a ... More


Human Rights and Community-led Development: Lessons from Tostan

Ben Cislaghi

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419796
eISBN:
9781474445139
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419796.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

How can we best empower people living in the most economically disadvantaged areas of the world to improve their lives in ways that matter to them? This book investigates work of the NGO Tostan as a ... 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


Towards a General Theory of Human Rights Planning: Part II

Azadeh Chalabi

in National Human Rights Action Planning

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198822844
eISBN:
9780191861291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822844.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Part I, ‘Theoretical Perspectives’, which is structured in two chapters (Chapters 1 and 2), develops a new general theory of human rights planning including four sub-theories. The first sub-theory, ... 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


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


Childcare and early years

Christine Skinner

in The well-being of children in the UK

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428370
eISBN:
9781447304005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428370.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter provides a review of the childcare policy framework and evaluates current policy directions. It then presents research evidence on the benefits of formal childcare services for child ... More


Constructing New Policy Narratives: The Capability Approach as Normative Language*

Séverine Deneulin

in Towards Human Development: New Approaches to Macroeconomics and Inequality

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780198706083
eISBN:
9780191775260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198706083.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter examines the theoretical foundations of the human development paradigm as found in Sen’s capability approach. It presents the capability approach as a new normative language for policy. ... More


Introduction and Chapter Outlines

Jennifer Greenwood

in Becoming Human: "The Ontogenesis, Metaphysics, and Expression of Human Emotionality"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029780
eISBN:
9780262329828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029780.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter introduces the theory to be developed in the book, namely, a novel theory of human emotional ontogenesis and expression and a metaphysics consistent with this. Human emotional ... More


United Nations’ Role in Human Development

Khadija Haq (ed.)

in Economic Growth with Social Justice: Collected Writings of Mahbub ul Haq

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199474684
eISBN:
9780199089833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474684.003.0021
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In this chapter, Haq envisages the role of the UN in promoting the notion of human development in the world and specifies key areas of action for realizing this. These include publication of annual ... More


The Achievements of an Optimistic Economist*

John Toye

in Towards Human Development: New Approaches to Macroeconomics and Inequality

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780198706083
eISBN:
9780191775260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198706083.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Richard Jolly is best known for his long period of service as Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF under the leadership of the late Jim Grant. Richard oversaw the creation of the UNICEF strategy of ... More


Conclusion

Ben Cislaghi

in Human Rights and Community-led Development: Lessons from Tostan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419796
eISBN:
9781474445139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419796.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The chapter looks at what can be learnt and done using the model of development analysed in the book. It also examines the theoretical and practical implications of an approach such as Tostan’s for ... 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


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


Introduction

Ben Cislaghi

in Human Rights and Community-led Development: Lessons from Tostan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419796
eISBN:
9781474445139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419796.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Mainstream literature in international development has focussed either on advocating for ‘direct’ interventions (changing developing countries following western models) or on the dangers of ... More


The ‘Now-Women’ and Other Changes: A Wider Horizon of Possibilities?

Ben Cislaghi

in Human Rights and Community-led Development: Lessons from Tostan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419796
eISBN:
9781474445139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419796.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter analyses community members’ experiences during and after the programme. It uncovers a shift in participants’ attitudes, knowledge, intentions, and behaviour. The chapter also provides ... More


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