Rethinking International Development series

Adaptation, Poverty and Development

The Dynamics of Subjective Well-Being

Editors: Clark, D. (Ed.)

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The first book to examine in detail the ways in which people adapt their understanding and behaviours towards poverty as a direct result to their experiences of poverty in developing countries, including world-leading academics and case studies from China, India, Ethiopia and South Africa.

About the authors

ABIGAIL BARR Associate Professor, School of Economics, University of Nottingham, UK MARCEL FAFCHAMPS Professor of Development Economics and Deputy Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford, UK RAMANI GUNATILAKA Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia BEREKET KEBEDE Senior Lecturer in Economics, School of International Development, University of East Anglia, UK JOHN KNIGHT Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Oxford, UK DANIEL NEFF Research Fellow, Institute of Asian Studies (IAS), German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Hamburg, Germany WENDY OLSEN Senior Lecturer in Socio-Economic Research, Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research (CCSR), and Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM), University of Manchester, UK MOZAFFAR QIZILBASH Professor of Politics, Economics and Philosophy in the Department of Economics and Related Studies and Director of the School of Politics, Economics and Philosophy, University of York, UK BHIM REDDY Ph.D student, Department of Anthropology, University of Hyderabad, India.

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'Economics is venturing into a new world previously inhabited by psychologists, the extent to which people adapt in various ways to changing circumstances. Better knowledge of adaptation is fundamental to advancing our understanding of human behavior and feelings of well-being. This volume is a welcome and valuable contribution to an important and much-neglected subject.' Richard A. Easterlin, Professor of Economics, University of Southern California, USA

'This book breaks new ground by bringing together theoretical and empirical perspectives on the problem of adaptation, using case studies in India, China and Africa. Clear, insightful and methodical, it will become essential reading for all those interested in the increasingly important question of how to interpret subjective measures of well-being, especially in a development context.' Tania Burchardt, Deputy Director, Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

'Is adaptation of deprived people to their often abysmal circumstances a healthy reaction which improves the quality of their lives? Or does it inhibit action to improve the situation by them and by others? This fascinating book explores such issues conceptually and empirically, and is especially pertinent today when 'happiness' is being promoted as the new metric of development.' - Frances Stewart, University of Oxford, UK

'...covers interesting themes that are of importance to those interested in the dynamics of subjective well-being (SWB), whether from a theoretical, empirical or policymaking perspective, which is a great achievement indeed...There is no doubt that anyone can learn a lot from reading this book. The range of topics covered is so broad that even experts in the field can enhance their knowledge as they also add new insights and open up novel perspectives for future research...the editor is certainly to be lauded for having succeeded in publishing a book that may also be read by non-specialists. For all these reasons, I expect Adaptation, Poverty and Development. The Dynamics of Subjective Well-Being to be well received by its readers.' - Claudia Tello, University of Barcelona, European Journal of Development Research


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Adaptation and Development — Issues, Evidence and Policy Relevance

    Pages 1-31

    Clark, David A.

  • Utilitarianism, ‘Adaptation’ and Paternalism

    Pages 35-60

    Qizilbash, Mozaffar

  • Adaptation: Implications for Development in Theory and Practice

    Pages 61-88

    Clark, David A.

  • Aspirations, Adaptation and Subjective Well-Being of Rural–Urban Migrants in China

    Pages 91-110

    Knight, John (et al.)

  • A Multidimensional Analysis of Adaptation in a Developing Country Context

    Pages 111-136

    Barr, Abigail (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Adaptation, Poverty and Development
Book Subtitle
The Dynamics of Subjective Well-Being
Editors
  • D. Clark
Series Title
Rethinking International Development series
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-00277-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137002778
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-36056-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-34790-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 229
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