The Dynamics of Human Development
A Partial Mobility Perspective
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This book studies the dynamic aspects of the Human Development Index (HDI) through a partial mobility perspective. It offers a new axiomatic structure and a set of mobility indices to discuss partial trends and interrogate the human development status at the sub-group and sub-regional levels. While traditional human development theories are primarily concerned with static distributions corresponding to a point in time, this book looks at an oft-neglected side of HDI and focuses on relative changes in human development that may not be captured by the absolutist framework. In addition, the authors also introduce the concepts of ‘JUMP’ and fractional mobility which aid in tracking the development and stagnation among various groups within a population.
This work breaks fresh ground in the study of human development. It will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of economics, development economics, political economy, and development studies.
Table of Contents
1. Dynamics of Human Development: The Perspectives of Partiality 2. Partial mobility: Relative Changes in Human Development 3. ‘Jump’ in the Dynamics in Human Development 4. Fractional Mobility in Human Development 5. Some General Issues in the Partial Mobility of Human Development 6. Conclusion
Atanu Sengupta is Professor at the Department of Economics, Burdwan University, West Bengal, India, where he has been teaching for more than a decade. He has published over 45 papers in various refereed national and international journals such as Economic and Political Weekly, Sankhya, Social Indicators Research, International Journal of Education and Development, Indian Economic Review, Asia Paciﬁc Development Journal and Asia Paciﬁc Journal of Education and Development, and has also contributed chapters in various edited volumes. He has published eight books, including two edited volumes, and is a regular reviewer for several journals. His areas of interest include econometrics, ﬁnancial economics, development economics, microeconomics and growth theory.
Abhijit Ghosh is Assistant Professor of Economics at A N Sinha Institute of Social Studies, Patna, Bihar, India. He has widely participated in international and national seminars, conferences. He is the author of one book. He is a regular reviewer for several journals and his research has been published in various national and international journals and edited volumes. He has also been a part of various government programmes (DFID, World Bank sponsored) for local self-government
s. His areas of research interest include human development and related issues (education, health and food security), regional economics, local government and panchayati raj institutions, and applied econometrics.