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Institutions, Inequality and Development

by Maria Ziegler (Author)
©2011 Thesis XXII, 202 Pages
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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.

Details

Pages
XXII, 202
Year
2011
ISBN (PDF)
9783653005769
ISBN (Hardcover)
9783631605417
DOI
10.3726/978-3-653-00576-9
Open Access
CC-BY
Language
English
Publication date
2012 (June)
Keywords
Gender Indigenous population Health Bolivia
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2011. XXII, 202 pp., num fig. and tables

Biographical notes

Maria Ziegler (Author)

Maria Ziegler, born in Stollberg (Germany) in 1980, studied Public Policy and Management at the University of Konstanz and the University Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne. Between 2006 and 2010 she was a PhD candidate at the Department of Economics at the University of Göttingen. During her studies she also worked as a consultant for various international agencies in Latin America and Africa.

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