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20 March 2015
Today, 20 March, is the International Day of Happiness. There is a growing body of literature on the impacts that many facets of human development have on people’s subjective wellbeing, and vice versa. This post explores some of what we know about the links between happiness and work. It should not be surprising that unemployment reduces happiness...
18 March 2015
In the context of the Commission on the Status of Women 2015, this panel examined the progress in achieving gender equality in different dimensions of human development. Based on previous evidence, the panel discussed the current status of women in terms of capabilities, opportunities, and empowerment, as well as the key barriers and disadvantages...
16 March 2015
A starting point of the upcoming global Human Development Report (HDR) is that work is intrinsically linked to human development. One’s ability to choose whether to seek a paid job, and what type of work to do, is an important expression of agency, and so fundamental to human development. Too often, however, this freedom is not open equally to...
04 March 2015
A concept is always broader than any of its proposed measures. Any suggested measure for any concept cannot fully capture the richness, the breadth and the depth of the concept itself. This is true of the notion of human development as well. In principle human choices can be infinite and change over time. In the context of the above, there are two...
04 March 2015
A concept is always broader than any of its proposed measures. Any suggested measure for any concept cannot fully capture the richness, the breadth and the depth of the concept itself. This is true of the notion of human development as well. In principle human choices can be infinite and change over time. In the context of the above, there are two...
04 March 2015
A concept is always broader than any of its proposed measures. Any suggested measure for any concept cannot fully capture the richness, the breadth and the depth of the concept itself. This is true of the notion of human development as well. In principle human choices can be infinite and change over time. In the context of the above, there are two...
04 March 2015
En 2015 se cumplirán veinticinco años desde que el primer Informe sobre Desarrollo Humano diera a conocer una nueva forma de abordar el progreso y bienestar humano. Y aunque ya es habitual el uso de la expresión "desarrollo humano", la comprensión del concepto es diferente en diversas partes del mundo. Así pues, con motivo del vigésimo quinto...