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Human Development Measurement: A broader approach in India

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  • Sarvalingam, A
  • Sivakumar, Marimuthu

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How can we measure economic development? Is it in money terms or in human terms? If it is the second one, how can we measure economic development in human aspects? These questions had been asked and argued for several years. Human development concept and its index gives answer for these questions. This paper aims to depict the concept of human development and its measurement especially in the Indian context

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  • Sarvalingam, A & Sivakumar, Marimuthu, 2010. "Human Development Measurement: A broader approach in India," MPRA Paper 22505, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:22505
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    1. Sudhir Anand and Amartya Sen, 1994. "Human development Index: Methodology and Measurement," Human Development Occasional Papers (1992-2007) HDOCPA-1994-02, Human Development Report Office (HDRO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
    2. Amartya Sen, 2000. "A Decade of Human Development," Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 1(1), pages 17-23.
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    Keywords

    Human Development; India; Longevity; Education; Standard of living;

    JEL classification:

    • I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General Welfare, Well-Being
    • I0 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - General
    • A13 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Social Values
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
    • I3 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty

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