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Published online by Cambridge University Press:  14 July 2022

Leandro Prados de la Escosura
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Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
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The purpose of this book is to provide an account of well-being in the context of modern economic growth and globalisation over the past one and a half centuries. It is inspired by Amartya Sen’s capabilities approach. Its central tenet, the enlargement of people’s choices, informs the concept of human development and its reduced form, the augmented human development index, on which the volume rests. A long and healthy life, access to knowledge, and command of resources to enjoy a meaningful life are human development dimensions, and their achievement represents for individuals a historical path to freedom.

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Human Development and the Path to Freedom
1870 to the Present
, pp. 1 - 10
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2022

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  • Introduction
  • Leandro Prados de la Escosura, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • Book: Human Development and the Path to Freedom
  • Online publication: 14 July 2022
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108769655.002
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  • Introduction
  • Leandro Prados de la Escosura, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • Book: Human Development and the Path to Freedom
  • Online publication: 14 July 2022
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108769655.002
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  • Introduction
  • Leandro Prados de la Escosura, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • Book: Human Development and the Path to Freedom
  • Online publication: 14 July 2022
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108769655.002
Available formats
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