“Development” has traditionally been seen in terms of the ability to raise people’s incomes. But there are other ways to measure whether a country and its people have developed, for example by looking at the numbers who have access to better health and education. Whether people have the capacity to attain what they would see as a better life is an important way of measuring whether “development” really works. Watch Macat’s short video for a great introduction to Amartya Sen’s Development as Freedom, one of the most important development economics books ever written.
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