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Human Well-Being Research and Policy Making

Human Well-Being and Policy in South Asia

Authors: Shrotryia, Vijay Kumar

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  • Assesses major public policy initiatives in South Asia related to human well-being
  • Promotes discussion for future research on the human well-being and policy in South Asia
  • The first volume discussing quality-of life indicators such as health, education and governance for policymaking in South Asia
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This book explores human well-being in South Asia from a policy dimension. It discusses the cultural history and diversity of the region in order to highlight major priority areas of public policy to improve people’s quality of life. The huge gap between economic development and human development, in areas such as education, health and income, is a concern for policymakers, researchers and other stakeholders. The book helps develop a strong argument for a shift of focus of state’s expenditures aimed at improving human well-being, and assesses public policy initiatives from the perspectives of the stakeholders such as the state, the market, households, civil society as well as NGOs and agencies involved in this development mission. As such it is of great interest to scholars in the field of quality-of-life and well-being research and policymakers at national and international level.

About the authors

Dr VK Shrotryia is a Professor at the Department of Commerce, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, India.  He has taught in Bhutan for around a decade and developed an interest in the study of quality-of-life, happiness and gross national happiness. He coauthored a chapter on the history of human well-being in South Asia for a volume (The Pursuit of Human Well-Being - The Untold Global History) edited by Richard Estes & Joe Sirgy and published by Springer.  He recently drafted a monograph on inclusion of happiness in public policy in India for India Policy Foundation, New Delhi.  His academic interest includes well-being, happiness, and corporate strategies.

He is one of the experts involved in the activities of Rajya Anand Sansthan (State Happiness Institute), Madhya Pradesh, India.  His current research areas include developing alternatives to GDP to measure progress at national & global level and developing strategies for making organizations happy.


Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-33270-9
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $74.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-33269-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Human Well-Being and Policy in South Asia
Authors
Series Title
Human Well-Being Research and Policy Making
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-33270-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-33270-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-33269-3
Series ISSN
2522-5367
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 171
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 36 illustrations in colour
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