Human Well-Being

Concept and Measurement

  • Mark McGillivray

Part of the Studies in Development Economics and Policy book series (SDEP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Mark McGillivray, Farhad Noorbakhsh
    Pages 113-134
  3. S. Subramanian
    Pages 135-166
  4. Stephan Klasen
    Pages 167-192
  5. Eric Neumayer
    Pages 193-213
  6. Ruut Veenhoven
    Pages 214-239
  7. Sarah White, Jethro Pettit
    Pages 240-267

About this book


This book provides insights into how human well-being could be better defined and empirically assessed. It takes stock of and reviews various concepts and measures and provides recommendations for future practice and research.


inequality Poverty research science and technology sustainability well-being

Editors and affiliations

  • Mark McGillivray
    • 1
  1. 1.World Institute for Development Economics ResearchUnited Nations UniversityHelsinkiFinland

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