The Dynamics of Socio-Economic Development: An Introduction / Edition 2

The Dynamics of Socio-Economic Development: An Introduction / Edition 2

by Adam Szirmai
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521817633

ISBN-13: 9780521817639

Pub. Date: 03/14/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Why are poor countries poor and rich countries rich? How are wealth and poverty related to changes in nutrition, health, life expectancy, education, population growth and politics? This modern, non-technical introduction to development economics takes a quantitative and comparative approach to contemporary debates, examining historical, institutional, demographic,

Overview

Why are poor countries poor and rich countries rich? How are wealth and poverty related to changes in nutrition, health, life expectancy, education, population growth and politics? This modern, non-technical introduction to development economics takes a quantitative and comparative approach to contemporary debates, examining historical, institutional, demographic, sociological, political, cultural and ecological factors. Chapters contain comparative statistics from twenty-nine developing countries and assume no prior knowledge of economics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521817639
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/14/2005
Pages:
711
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.57(d)

Table of Contents

1. Developing countries and the concept of development; 2. Development of the international economic order, 1450-2000; 3. Growth and stagnation: theories and experiences; 4. Technology and development; 5. Population and development; 6. Health, health care and development; 7. Education and development; 8. Economic development, structural transformation and primary exports; 9. Industrial development; 10. Agricultural development and rural development; 11. State formation and political aspects of development; 12. Cultural dimensions of development; 13. The international economic and political order since 1945; 14. Foreign aid and development.

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