Economics, Area Studies and Human Development
AbstractThis paper suggests that area studies and economics have a better chance to be married successfully if we shift our attention from the exclusive emphasis on economic growth towards improvements in human development, especially the much broadened version of that concept. Different areas are shown to differ substantially in terms of the choices they make among the various independent dimensions of well-being and the various indicators within each dimension. The particular characteristics of each area play an important role in determining the choices societies make and the extent to which they are constrained by their initial conditions.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Economic Growth Center, Yale University in its series Working Papers with number 975.
Length: 11 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2009
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Economics; Human Development; Area Studies;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- O1 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
- O2 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy
- O5 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2009-08-08 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEV-2009-08-08 (Development)
- NEP-HRM-2009-08-08 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
- NEP-LTV-2009-08-08 (Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty)
- NEP-PKE-2009-08-08 (Post Keynesian Economics)
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- Gustav Ranis & Frances Stewart & Emma Samman, 2007. "Country Patterns of Behavior on Broader Dimensions," Working Papers 958, Economic Growth Center, Yale University.
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