Adaptation, Poverty and Development: The Dynamics of Subjective Well-Being by D. ClarkAdaptation, Poverty and Development: The Dynamics of Subjective Well-Being by D. Clark

Adaptation, Poverty and Development: The Dynamics of Subjective Well-Being

byD. Clark

Hardcover | April 5, 2012

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The first book to examine in detail the ways in which people adapt their understanding and behaviours towards poverty as a direct result to their experiences of poverty in developing countries, including world-leading academics and case studies from China, India, Ethiopia and South Africa.
ABIGAIL BARR Associate Professor, School of Economics, University of Nottingham, UK MARCEL FAFCHAMPS Professor of Development Economics and Deputy Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford, UK RAMANI GUNATILAKA Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics, Monash University, Melbourne, Austra...
Title:Adaptation, Poverty and Development: The Dynamics of Subjective Well-BeingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:229 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.84 inPublished:April 5, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230360564

ISBN - 13:9780230360563

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Table of Contents

Adaptation and Development - Issues, Evidence and Policy Relevance PART I: ADAPTATION AND DEVELOPMENT: CONCEPTS AND ISSUES Utilitarianism, 'Adaptation' and Paternalism; M.Qizilbash Adaptation: Implications for Development in Theory and Practice PART II: ADAPTATION AND DEVELOPMENT: THREE CASE STUDIES Aspirations, Adaptation and Subjective Well-Being of Rural-Urban Migrants in China; J.Knight & R.Gunatilaka A Multidimensional Analysis of Adaptation in a Developing Country Context; A.Barr Adaptation, Poverty and Subjective Well-Being: Evidence from South India; D.Neff PART III: ADAPTATION AND DEVELOPMENT: SPECIFIC ISSUES Subjective Well-being, Disability and Adaptation: A Case Study from Rural Ethiopia; M.Fafchamps & B.Kebede Adaptation of the Rural Working Class in India: A Case Study of Migrant Workers; B.Reddy & W.Olsen

Editorial Reviews

'Economics is venturing into a new world previously inhabited by psychologists, the extent to which people adapt in various ways to changing circumstances. Better knowledge of adaptation is fundamental to advancing our understanding of human behavior and feelings of well-being. This volume is a welcome and valuable contribution to an important and much-neglected subject.' – Richard A. Easterlin, Professor of Economics, University of Southern California, USA'This book breaks new ground by bringing together theoretical and empirical perspectives on the problem of adaptation, using case studies in India, China and Africa. Clear, insightful and methodical, it will become essential reading for all those interested in the increasingly important question of how to interpret subjective measures of well-being, especially in a development context.' – Tania Burchardt, Deputy Director, Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK