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Human well-being : concept and measurement

Author: Mark McGillivray; World Institute for Development Economics Research.
Publisher: Houndmills, BasingstokeHampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan ; [Helsinki, Finland] : in association with the United Nations University-World Institute for Development Economics Research, 2007.
Series: Studies in development economics and policy.
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This book provides insights into how human well-being could be better defined and empirically assessed. It takes stock of and reviews various concepts and measures and provides recommendations for  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark McGillivray; World Institute for Development Economics Research.
ISBN: 0230004989 9780230004986
OCLC Number: 70176945
Description: xiv, 308 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Human well-being : issues, concepts and measures / Mark McGillivray --
Human well-being : concepts and conceptualizations / Des Gasper --
Income-based measures of average well-being / Steve Dowrick --
Social and political indicators of human will-being / Susan Harkness --
Composite indexes of human well-being : past, present and future / Mark McGillivray and Farhad Noorbakhsh --
Indicators of inequality and poverty / S. Subramanian --
Gender-related indicators of well-being / Stephan Klasen --
Sustainability and well-being indicators / Eric Neumayer --
Subjective measures of well-being / Ruut Veenhoven --
Participatory approaches and the measurement of human well-being / Sarah White and Jethro Pettit.
Series Title: Studies in development economics and policy.
Responsibility: edited by Mark McGillivray.
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'It has become widely acknowledged that the purpose of development is to improve human well being. But how do we define well being? How do we measure it? This volume is a much needed publication that Read more...

 
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