Human Well-Being and the Natural Environment

Human Well-Being and the Natural Environment

by Partha Dasgupta
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0199247889

ISBN-13: 9780199247882

Pub. Date: 01/10/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Dasgupta develops methods of valuation and evaluation with the aim of measuring, and searching to improve, the quality of our lives. He focuses on the ways in which our quality of life is now known to be tied to the natural environment.

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Dasgupta develops methods of valuation and evaluation with the aim of measuring, and searching to improve, the quality of our lives. He focuses on the ways in which our quality of life is now known to be tied to the natural environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199247882
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/10/2002
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Summary and Guide
Introduction: Means and Ends
I Valuing and Evaluating Prologue
1. The Notion of Well-Being
*1. Ordering Social States
2. Why Measure Well-Being?
3. Constituents and Determinants of Well-Being
II Measuring Current Well-Being Prologue
4. Theory
5. Current Quality of Life in Poor Countries
III Measuring Well-Being over Time Prologue
6. Intergenerational Well-Being
*6. Intergenerational Conflicts
7. Economic Institutions and the Natural Environment
8. Valuing Goods
9. Wealth and Well-Being
IV Evaluating Policies in Imperfect Economies Prologue
10. Policy Reforms
11. Discounting Future Consumption: How and Why
12. Institutional Responses to Policy Change
V Valuing Potential Lives Prologue
13. Some Views
14. Classical Utilitarianism and the Genesis Problem
*14. Numbers and Well-Being under Classical Utilitarianism
15. Actual versus Potential Lives
*15. Generation-Relative Utilitarianism
Appendix

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