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Critical Issues

Chapters 1 - 9

Can income levels determine happiness?
The concepts and practices of development have evolved over time. Here we explore how development has been studied and understood, and how the changing political, societal and economic relations have influenced—and been influenced by—trends in development theory. Concepts of poverty have evolved to include measures of health, education, literacy and happiness, in addition to income. The role of women has been recognized as key to development and gender equity.

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