An Inquiry into Well-Being and Destitution

An Inquiry into Well-Being and Destitution

by Partha Dasgupta


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An Inquiry into Well-Being and Destitution by Partha Dasgupta

How should economic and social theory accommodate empirical facts about physical destitution, and how should governments respond to famines and hunger? This interdisciplinary book focuses on these and other questions about physical well-being. Partha Dasgupta begins his approach from the perspective of development economics. He then broadens his discussion to include philosophical work and empirical data on resource allocation, nutrition science, and anthropology. Comprehensive in its coverage of poverty, its causes, and remedies, this seminal work is essential to scholars and professionals in moral and political philosophy, anthropology, nutrition science, economic theory, and welfare economics.

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ISBN-13: 9780198287568
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 09/16/1993
Pages: 680
Product dimensions: 6.63(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.73(d)

About the Author

About the Author:
Partha Dasgupta is Professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of St. John's College. He was also Professor of Economics, Professor of Philosophy, and Director of the Program in Ethics in Society at Stanford University from 1989-1992. He is Research Advisor to the United Nations University's World Institute for Development Economics Research, Chairman of the Beijer International Institute of Ecological Economics, and Senior Research Fellow of the Institute for Policy Reform.

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