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Author Ziegler, Maria

Title Institutions, inequality and development / Maria Ziegler
Published Frankfurt : Peter Lang, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften, ©2011
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 202 pages) : illustrations
Series Göttinger Studien zur Entwicklungsökonomik = Göttingen studies in development economics, 1439-3395 ; Bd./Vol. 31
Göttinger Studien zur Entwicklungsökonomik ; 31
Contents Political Institutions and Human Development -- The Social Institutions and Gender Index -- Gender-Related Social Institutions and Development -- Gender-Related Social Institutions and Corruption -- Health Inequality in Bolivia
Summary The book focuses on the linkages between institutions, inequality and development. It analyzes formal political institutions, in particular the relationship between democracy and human development. It also centers on informal social institutions leading to the exclusion of population groups such as women and indigenous people. To measure these institutions in the case of gender inequality the Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) and its five subindices are proposed and for the indigenous "disadvantage" the indigenous dummy is used. The dissertation shows that formal and informal institutions affect human development, the governance of a society and inequality
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-202)
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Subject Equality
Economic development
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Economic Policy.
Gender studies: women.
Health economics.
Political science & theory.
Political structure & processes.
Economic development.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783653005769