Human Development in the Age of Globalisation

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Show simple item record Prados de la Escosura, Leandro
dc.contributor.editor Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Instituto Figuerola de Historia y Ciencias Sociales 2019-05-31T15:14:06Z 2019-05-31T15:14:06Z 2019-05-31
dc.identifier.issn 2341-2542
dc.description.abstract This paper provides a long run view of human development as a capabilities measure of well‐being for the last one‐and‐a‐half centuries on the basis of an augmented historical human development index [AHHDI] that combines achievements in health, education, living standard, plus liberal democracy, and provides an alternative to the UN Human Development Index, HDI. The AHHDI shows substantial gains in world human development since 1870, especially during 1913‐1970, but much room for improvement exists. Life expectancy has been the leading force behind its progress, especially until 1970. Human development spread unevenly. The absolute gap between western Europe and its offshoots plus Japan ‐the OECD‐ and the Rest of the world deepened over time, though fell in relative terms, with catching‐up driven by longevity during the epidemiological transition and by democratization thereafter. This result compares favourably with the growing income gap. Economic growth and human development do not always go hand‐in‐hand.
dc.description.sponsorship Financial support from Fundación Rafael del Pino’s ‘Economic Freedom and Wellbeing in History’ research project is gratefully acknowledged.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working papers in Economic History
dc.relation.ispartofseries 19-04
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España
dc.subject.other Human Development
dc.subject.other Well‐being
dc.subject.other Capabilities
dc.subject.other Life Expectancy
dc.subject.other Health Transition
dc.subject.other Schooling
dc.subject.other Income
dc.subject.other Liberal Democracy
dc.title Human Development in the Age of Globalisation
dc.type workingPaper
dc.subject.jel I00
dc.subject.jel N30
dc.subject.jel O15
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
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dc.identifier.uxxi DT/0000001710
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