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An Inquiry into Well-Being and Destitution

Partha Dasgupta


This book deals comprehensively with the problem of poverty and undernourishment, and addresses the debate over methods of estimating their incidence. It is an analytical and empirical inquiry into human well‐being and the phenomenon of destitution as it occurs among rural populations of the poor countries of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. A central concern has been to reconcile theoretical considerations with empirical work in several disciplines—anthropology, demography, ecology, economics, epidemiology, geography, moral and political philosophy, and the environmental, nutrition, and polit ... More

Keywords: Africa, Asia, destitution, development economics, households, Latin America, political philosophy, poverty, resource allocation, rural sociology, undernourishment, welfare economics, well‐being

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Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780198288350
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198288352.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Partha Dasgupta, author
University of Cambridge
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