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What's beyond the human developement index?

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  • Lanzi, Diego

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    (Associazione Italiana per la Cultura della Cooperazione e del Non Profit)

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In this note, we firstly discuss Chakravarty (2003) axiomatic foundation of the Generalized Human Development Index (GHDI) then we pro- pose a different set of axioms through which a class of Foster-Shorrocks-like Human Development Measures phases out. As we will argue, this class better deals with some recent philosofical advancements of the Capability Approach.

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Paper provided by Associazione Italiana per la Cultura della Cooperazione e del Non Profit in its series AICCON Working Papers with number 7-2004.

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Length: 11 pages
Date of creation: 20 Jan 2004
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Handle: RePEc:ris:aiccon:2004_007

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Keywords: HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX; WELL-BEING MEA- SURES; CAPABILITY APPROACH;

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  1. Neumayer, Eric, 2001. "The human development index and sustainability -- a constructive proposal," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 39(1), pages 101-114, October.
  2. Sagar, Ambuj D. & Najam, Adil, 1998. "The human development index: a critical review," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 25(3), pages 249-264, June.
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