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Understanding human well-being

Author: Mark McGillivray; Matthew Clarke
Publisher: Tokyo ; New York : United Nations University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : International government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With more than a billion people living on less than one dollar per day, human well-being is a core issue for both researchers and policy-makers. The Millennium Development Goals are a powerful reminder of this point. We now know more about human well-being and the related concepts of poverty and inequality than ever before, as a result of many conceptual and methodological advances and better data. Yet despite  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Understanding human well-being.
Tokyo ; New York : United Nations University Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)647573873
Material Type: Government publication, International government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark McGillivray; Matthew Clarke
ISBN: 9280811304 9789280811308
OCLC Number: 71329799
Description: xxiii, 386 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Anthony Shorrocks --
Human well-being : concepts and measures / Mark McGillivray and Matthew Clarke --
Does it matter we do no that we do not agree on the definition of poverty? A comparison of four approaches / Caterina Ruggeri Laderchi, Ruhi Saith and Frances Stewart --
Economic well-being and non-economic well-being / Andrew Sumner --
The four qualities of life : ordering concepts and measures of the good life / Ruut Veenhoven --
Inequalities, agency and well-being : conceptual linkages and measurement challenges in development / Douglas A. Hicks --
On the measurement of human well-being : fuzzy-set theory and Sen's capability approach / Mina Baliamoune-Lutz --
Benchmarking sustainable development : a synthetic meta-index approach / Laurens Cherchye and Timo Kuosmanen --
Adjusting human well-being indices for gender disparity : insightful empirically? / Mark McGillivray and J. Ram Pillarisetti --
Well-being and the complexity of poverty : a subjective well-being approach / Mariano Rojas --
International inequality in human development dimensions / Mark McGillivray --
Assessing well-being using hierarchical needs / Matthew Clarke --
Assessing poverty and inequality at a detailed regional level : new advances in spatial microsimulation / Ann Harding, Rachel Lloyd, Anthea Bill and Anthony King --
Longevity in Russia's regions : do poverty and low public health spending kill? / Oleksiy Ivaschenko --
The medium and long-term effects of an expansion of education on poverty in Côte d'Ivoire : a dynamic microsimulation study / Michael Grimm --
Dynamics of poverty in Ethiopia / Arne Bigsten and Abebe Shimeles --
Prospects for ``pro-poor'' growth in Africa / Arne Bigsten and Abebe Shimeles.
Responsibility: edited by Mark McGillivray and Matthew Clarke.
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