Human development is a relative concept and it needs to be understood from an interdisciplinary perspective. It includes widening of choices, expansion of freedom, and fulfillment of human rights. The human development index (HDI) in the United Nation's Development Programme's Human Development Report (HDR) considers literacy rate, life expectancy from birth, along with the Gross Domestic Product per head for this purpose. It is important to understand an appropriate methodology for measuring human development and its linkage with economic development. This book addresses specific problems and issues pertaining to human development in India. The main themes which the book covers include theoretical issues, measurements, determinants, and various dimensions and strategies for sustainable human development. Contributions include: A Note on Some Aggregation Problems in the Functioning Approach to Individual Well-Being . Status and Trend of Human Development in North East Region of India . A Note on Human Development Indices with Income Equalities . Regional Planning, National Development, and Conflict Resolution . The Perspectives of Economic Growth and Social Insecurity on Human Development for Lagging States in India . Environment, Human Development, and Economic Growth of Indian States after Liberalization . Gender and Human Development . Recasting Human Development Indices: A Look into the State of Gender Empowerment in Karnataka . Human Development in Orissa . Human Development, Economic Development, and Income Earning Capacities of the Common Man: The Case of North East India . Disparities in Human Development and Economic Development: The Case of Assam . Livelihood Diversification: Pathway Out of Rural Poverty.
Publication Date: 2/18/2009