Trends in World Social Development explores the dynamics and long-term consequences of the widening gap between the world's rich and poor nations. Building on his prior work, The Social Progress of Nations, this new volume reports both statistical and field observational data pertinent to the international, social, and political events of the 1980s through 1986. Highlights of this up-dated work include: a refined Index of Social Progress containing new indicators; detailed data on patterns of national and regional development; an analysis of trends in social development in 124 nations; and an examination of the People's Republic of China.
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About the Author
RICHARD J. ESTES is Professor of Social Work and Director of Doctoral Education at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Table of Contents
Global Trends in Social Development
Regional Trends in Social Development
National Social Progress Since 1984
Appendix A: Selected Tables of National Rankings on Indexes of Social Progress
Appendix B: Indicator Sources and Operational Definitions
Appendix C: Index and Subindex Computational Notes