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How lives change. Palanpur, India, and development economics.

Author: Peter Lanjouw; Nicholas Stern
Publisher: Cary : Oxford University Press 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Development economics is about understanding how and why lives change. How Lives Change: Palanpur, India, and Development Economics studies a single village in a crucially important country to illuminate the drivers of these changes, why some people do better or worse than others, and what influences mobility and inequality.0How Lives Change draws on seven decades of detailed data collection by a team of dedicated  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Lanjouw; Nicholas Stern
ISBN: 9780198806509 0198806507
OCLC Number: 1057696243
Description: 528 pages
Contents: Part I: Foundations1: The Study of Villages and the Understanding of Development: Building the Evidence2: Palanpur: The Village through Seven Decades3: India and Palanpur: A Story of Change4: Theory and IndiaPart II: Economy5: Changing Activities, Changing Markets: Agriculture6: Tenancy in Palanpur7: Changing Activities, Changing Markets: Beyond Agriculture8: Poverty, Inequality, and Mobility in PalanpurPart III: Society9: Human Development: Education, Health, Public Services10: Women: Possibilities and Constraints11: Society and Politics: Inertia and ChangePart IV: Reflections12: Future Prospects13: Lessons for India, Policy, and the Economics of Development
Responsibility: Peter Lanjouw; Nicholas Stern.

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Development economics is about understanding how and why lives change. This book assesses the performance and potential of development in a single village in a crucially important country. By  Read more...

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This gold mine of a book provides a rare dynamic view of development as fundamental change in peoples lives: it provides the film, not just a snapshot or two. It is an outstanding contribution. * Read more...

 
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