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Human well-being and the natural environment

Author: Partha Dasgupta
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2004.
Series: Oxford Scholarship Online
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English

Partha Dasgupta explores ways to measure the quality of life. In developing quality-of-life indices, he pays particular attention to the natural environment, illustrating how it can be incorporated,  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Partha Dasgupta
ISBN: 0199247889 9780199247882
OCLC Number: 177379719
Notes: Digitalisat der Druck-Ausg. Oxford, 2001.
Description: Online-Ressource.
Contents: Summary and Guide ; Introduction: Means and Ends ; PROLOGUE ; 1. The Notion of Well-Being ; *1 Ordering Social States ; 2. Why Measure Well-Being? ; 3. Constituents and Determinants of Well-Being ; PROLOGUE ; 4. Theory ; 5. Current Quality of Life in Poor Countries ; PROLOGUE ; 6. Intergenerational Well-Being ; *6 Intergenerational Conflicts ; 7. Economic Institutions and the Natural Environment ; 8. Valuing Goods ; 9. Wealth and Well-Being ; PROLOGUE ; 10. Policy Reforms ; 11. Discounting Future Consumption: How and Why ; 12. Institutional Responses to Policy Change ; PROLOGUE ; 13. Some Views ; 14. Classical Utilitarianism and the Genesis Problem ; *14 Numbers and Well-Being under Classical Utilitarianism ; 15. Actual versus Potential Lives ; *15 Generation-Relative Utilitarianism ; Appendix
Series Title: Oxford Scholarship Online
Responsibility: Partha Dasgupta.


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Concepts like GDP focus on easily measurable things, whilst omitting ecosystem services and other environmental factors on which life ultimately depends. Partha Dasgupta is a seminal figure in his Read more...

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