The Dynamics of Socio-Economic Development: An Introduction

  • Publish Date: 2005-03-07
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Adam Szirmai
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Why are poor countries poor and rich countries rich? How are wealth and poverty related to changes in nutrition, health, life expectancy, education, population growth and politics? This modern, non-technical introduction to development economics takes a quantitative and comparative approach to contemporary debates, examining historical, institutional, demographic, sociological, political, cultural and ecological factors. Chapters contain comparative statistics from twenty-nine developing countries and assume no prior knowledge of economics.



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