Human Development: Definitions, Critiques, and Related Concepts
AbstractThe purpose of this background paper is: i) to synthesize the discussions regarding the concept of human development, so as to inform the 2010 Report’s definition, and ii) drawing on the extensive policy and academic literatures, to propose relationships between the concept of human development and four related concepts: the Millennium Development Goals, Human Rights, Human Security, and Happiness. Inequality, the duration of outcomes across time, and environmental sustainability are also prominent due to their fundamental importance.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Human Development Report Office (HDRO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in its series Human Development Research Papers (2009 to present) with number HDRP-2010-01.
Length: 100 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2010
Date of revision:
Publication status: Published as background research for the 2010 Human Development Report.
human development; capability approach; Millennium Development Goals; human security; human rights; inequality; environment; happiness; process freedom;
Other versions of this item:
- Sabina Alkire, 2010. "Human Development: Definitions, Critiques, and Related Concepts," OPHI Working Papers ophiwp036, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.
- D6 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics
- I3 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty
- O1 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
- A13 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Social Values
- B5 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches
- B2 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought since 1925
- F0 - International Economics - - General
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2010-06-26 (All new papers)
- NEP-HAP-2010-06-26 (Economics of Happiness)
- NEP-HRM-2010-06-26 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
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