Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-2012

Abstract

This article explores the attainments of China and India on measures of basic human development as ingredients of a long-term economic development strategy. It proposes that major differences in ideology and state capacity explain in part why India has fallen behind China. The analysis suggests that these relatively hidden political factors play an important role in transforming and advancing human development not only within India and China but also in other developing and emerging economies. The findings also support the notion that public investments in the capabilities of women and children have significant social and economic payoffs in both the short-term and in the long-run.

Keywords

China, Children, Democracy, Human Development, Ideology, India, Politics, State Capacity, Women

Discipline

Asian Studies | Political Science | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration

Research Areas

Political Science

Publication

Law and Business Review of the Americas

Volume

18

Issue

4

First Page

487

Last Page

513

ISSN

1571-9537

Publisher

Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://scholar.smu.edu/lbra/vol18/iss4/6/

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