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Economics for a developing world : an introduction to principles, problems and policies for development

Author: Michael P Todaro
Publisher: London ; New York : Longman, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats

Comprehensive introductory text oriented towards the teaching of economics within the context of the major problems of development and underdevelopment in Third World nations.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael P Todaro
ISBN: 0582071364 9780582071360
OCLC Number: 760627425
Description: xxvi, 517 p. : il., mapas ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1: principles and concepts - economics - its nature and importance for developing nations; economic systems and Third World economies; important concepts and principles - I; important concepts and principles - II; common characteristics of developing countries; the meaning of development; economic growth - causes and characteristics; economic growth and development - lessons and controversies. Part 2: problems and policies - domestic - growth, poverty and income distribution - theory and evidence; attacking poverty and inequality - the policy options; the great population debate; economics of population and development; unemployment - dimensions of a global problem; rural to urban migration - theory and policy; agricultural stagnation and agrarian structures; subsistence agriculture and rural development; the economics of education; education and development - issues and options. Part 3: problems and policies - international - international trade and economic development - the traditional view; trade and development - theory and reality.
Responsibility: Michael P. Todaro.


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