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Development Beyond Economics

Carmen Pages, Claudia Piras (), Jere Behrman, J. Mark Payne, Suzanne Duryea, John Luke Gallup, Eduardo Lora (), Orazio P. Attanasio, William D. Savedoff, Alejandro Gaviria (), Gustavo Márquez, Mauricio Olivera, Céline Charvériat, Patricia Cortés, Andrew Morrison, Miguel Székely and Giovanni L. Violante

No 404 in IDB Publications (Books) from Inter-American Development Bank

Abstract: This report moves beyond the conventional scope of economics to examine three entrenched structural factors -demography, geography and institutions- that are closely connected to economic and social development. Historical in nature and slow to evolve, these variables are not always in the forefront of economic analysis. They do, however, hold the key to better understanding Latin American societies and the challenges awaiting them in the new century. Development Beyond Economics compares Latin America's development with that of other regions of the world not only in terms of economic progress, but also human development and the capacity of people to work together as a society. This means examining variables ranging from income distribution to social indicators, democratic benchmarks and crime.

Keywords: demografía, geografía, instituciones políticas, gestión pública, políticas laborales, sistemas de pensiones, criminalidad, atención de la salud, Economic and Social Progress Report, IPES, 0253-6013; demography, geography, political institutions, government performance, democracy, pension systems, crime, education, health care, Informe de Progreso Económico y Social, IPES, 0095-2850 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012-04
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