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Growth, Employment and Education:An Application of MuIticriteria Analysis to Pakistan

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  • HANS DE KRUI JK

    (Erasmus University, Rotterdam)

  • FRANK VAN TONGEREN

    (Erasmus University, Rotterdam,)

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Development planning is a multicriteria problem. Apart from economic goals (like economic growth, income distribution, employment, price stability, balance of payments, etc.) a set of basic human needs (like food, health, housing, clothing, education, etc.) has to be fulfilled within a limited time horizon. Of course, not all targets of economic policy can reach desirable levels within a plan period given scarce resources and trade-offs between goals and basic needs. Priorities have to be formulated and goals and needs have to be weighted against another. Multicriteria analysis can contribute to this weighing process by circumscribing feasible areas and by quantifying above mentioned trade-offs.

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Article provided by Pakistan Institute of Development Economics in its journal The Pakistan Development Review.

Volume (Year): 27 (1988)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 725-735

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Handle: RePEc:pid:journl:v:27:y:1988:i:4:p:725-735

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  1. Muhammad Irfan, 2010. "A Review of the Labour Market Research at PIDE 1957-2009," PIDE Books, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, number 2010:1 edited by Rashid Amjad & Aurangzeb A. Hashmi, September.

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