Majumder, Rajarshi (2004): Human Development in India: Regional Pattern and Policy Issues. Published in: Indian Journal of Applied Economics , Vol. 2, No. 1 (2005)
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Development literature in the past decade has become more people centric with human development being projected as one of the 'ends' of development planning. The present paper tries to explore the trends, patterns and regional dimension of human development (HD) in India through construction of alternate HD indices for the districts of India. The association between HD indices and conventional measures like per capita income has been explored. Substantial inter-regional disparity in HD is observed. Probable reasons for such disparity have been inquired. Suggested policies to enhance HD include greater role of the State in provisioning of social infrastructure, especially to the hitherto marginalized groups.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Institution:||Dept of Economics, University of Burdwan|
|Original Title:||Human Development in India: Regional Pattern and Policy Issues|
|Keywords:||Human Development; Social Sector; Education; Health; Regional Disparity|
|Subjects:||R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics > R11 - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O18 - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis ; Housing ; Infrastructure
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I0 - General > I00 - General
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O15 - Human Resources ; Human Development ; Income Distribution ; Migration
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I3 - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty > I31 - General Welfare, Well-Being
|Depositing User:||Rajarshi Majumder|
|Date Deposited:||12. Sep 2007|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 11:56|
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