The Process of Economic Development

By James M. Cypher; James L. Dietz | Go to book overview

Contents
List of figuresxii
List of tablesxiii
List of boxesxv
List of focusesxvi
Preface to the second editionxviii
Preface to the first editionxx
Acknowledgmentsxxiv
PART 1An overview of economic development1
1The development imperative3
Why study economic development?3
Poverty in the less-developed world5
The development enigma9
Recent trends in economic growth11
Why development, and why now?16
Economic growth and development requires structural change17
Barriers to development20
Questions for review22
Resources for student use and suggestions for further reading23
Notes25
References27
2Measuring economic growth and development28
Introduction28
The economic growth/income criterion of development29
Measuring economic growth31
Adjustments to the total income measure34
GNP or GDP: is one income measure better than the other?43
International comparisons of income: purchasing power parity43
The indicators criterion of development: the human development index47

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