Human well-being and the natural environment / Partha Dasgupta.

By: Dasgupta, Partha
Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001Description: xxiv, 351 p. : ill. ; 24 cmISBN: 0199267197; 9780199267194Subject(s): Sustainable development | Natural resources -- Management | Human ecologyDDC classification: 306.22 LOC classification: HD75.6 | .D367 2001Online resources: WorldCat details | E-Book Fulltext
Contents:
Table of contents Summary and Guide -- Introduction: Means and ends -- Part I: Valuing and evaluating. Prologue ; The notion of well-being ; Ordering social states ; Why measure well-being? ; Constituents and determinants of well-being -- Part II: Measuring current well-being. Prologue ; Theory ; Current quality of life in poor countries -- Part III: Measuring well-being over time. Prologue ; Intergenerational well-being ; Intergenerational conflicts ; Economic institutions and the natural environment ; Valuing goods ; Wealth and well-being -- Part IV: Evaluating policies in imperfect economies. Prologue ; Policy reforms ; Discounting future consumption ; Institutional responses to policy change -- Part V: Valuing potential lives. Prologue ; Some views ; Classical utilitarianism and the genesis problem ; Numbers and well-being under classical utilitarianism ; Actual vs. potential lives ; Generation-relative utilitarianism -- Appendix. Economists' convexities ; Convex utopias ; Valuation and evaluation in imperfect economies.
Summary: Summary: This work concerns measurement of the quality of life, and focuses on the ways in which this is now known to be tied to the natural environment.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Table of contents Summary and Guide --
Introduction: Means and ends --
Part I: Valuing and evaluating. Prologue ; The notion of well-being ; Ordering social states ; Why measure well-being? ; Constituents and determinants of well-being --
Part II: Measuring current well-being. Prologue ; Theory ; Current quality of life in poor countries --
Part III: Measuring well-being over time. Prologue ; Intergenerational well-being ; Intergenerational conflicts ; Economic institutions and the natural environment ; Valuing goods ; Wealth and well-being --
Part IV: Evaluating policies in imperfect economies. Prologue ; Policy reforms ; Discounting future consumption ; Institutional responses to policy change --
Part V: Valuing potential lives. Prologue ; Some views ; Classical utilitarianism and the genesis problem ; Numbers and well-being under classical utilitarianism ; Actual vs. potential lives ; Generation-relative utilitarianism --
Appendix. Economists' convexities ; Convex utopias ; Valuation and evaluation in imperfect economies.

Summary:
This work concerns measurement of the quality of life, and focuses on the ways in which this is now known to be tied to the natural environment.

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