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Indian Development: Selected Regional Perspectives

Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen


India is a country of great diversity. The commonly used indicators of ‘quality of life’ (such as life expectancy, infant mortality, and literacy) vary tremendously between the different states, rivaling international contrasts between very low performing countries and very high achieving ones. This book reflects an attempt to draw lessons from the disparate experiences within India, rather than from contrasts with the experiences of other countries. This book supplements India: Economic Development and Social Opportunity, by the same authors, which studies what we can learn from international ... More

Keywords: India, life expectancy, infant mortality, literacy, development process, social development, demographic indicators, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, West Bengal

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780198292043
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292043.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jean Drèze, editor
Delhi School of Economics
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Amartya Sen, editor
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