Sen, Amartya (1997) What's the point of a development strategy? DEDPS, 3. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.
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Standard indicators of economic success leave out many aspects of development that are crucial to the well-being and freedom of citizens. We have to examine critically the ends as well as the means involved in development strategies. The impact of public education, health care, social security, etc. have to be seen both in terms of their direct effects on human capabilities and their indirect consequences on people's lives through raising productivity and earning powers, and through helping to reduce the burden, especially on young women, of high fertility. The two aspects have to be considered together.
|Item Type:||Monograph (Discussion Paper)|
|Additional Information:||© 1997 Amartya Sen|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||economic development, capabilities, valuational weights development indicators|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
|Journal of Economic Literature Classification System:||O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O10 - General
D - Microeconomics > D6 - Welfare Economics > D60 - General
|Sets:||Collections > Economists Online
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