1963-2013 - 50 years of Research for Social Change

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Back | Programme Area: Social Policy and Development (2000 - 2009)

Aspects of Social and Economic Growth: A Pilot Statistical Study



This publication was part of early work at the Institute which identified some of the relations and complementarities between economic and social dimensions of development. It compares social and economic indicators in 18 countries and shows that those with a relatively high social level in 1950 (in comparison with their economic level) appeared to grow more rapidly in the subsequent decade than the other countries. In addition to this “productivity effect” of social factors, the study also confirms the “welfare effect” assumed by many economists to exist, whereby quicker economic growth leads to relatively greater social development.
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  • Pub. Date: 4 Oct 1965
    From: UNRISD