ISBN 9788171569656,Human Resources and Gender Issues in Poverty Eradication

Human Resources and Gender Issues in Poverty Eradication






Publication Year 2001

ISBN 9788171569656

ISBN-10 817156965X


Number of Pages 406 Pages
Language (English)

Human Resources & Personnel Management

There are complex linkages between human resources development and gender issues, on the one hand, and the problem of poverty eradication, on the other. This Volume contains 17 chapters, which aim at disentangling these complex issues of development. A main theme underlying the Volume is that economic growth in itself is not to be confused with the broader question of economic development that should lead to improvement in the standard of living simultaneously with empowerment of women, inter-generational and inter-class equity and efficient management of the environment. Many of the papers in the Volume are focused on the countries of the Indian Ocean region.

About Author:
Robin Ghosh is a Senior Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia (UWA). Prior to his voluntary early retirement (1995), he was Head of the Department of Economics and Director of the Centre for Migration and Development Studies at UWA. Before migrating to Australia he taught at the University of Delhi and at Visva-Bharati at Santiniketan in India. Professor Ghosh's two main research interests are the History of Economic Thought and Development Economics. A prolific writer, he has published a number of books and written many articles for learned journals.
Rony Gabbay is Senior Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Economics, the University of Western Australia and is a Visiting Professor at the Notre Dame University of Australia. He has published extensively in the fields of marketing, banking and finance, and socio-economic issues relating to the Middle East and the Indian Ocean region. He has also acted as consultant to the Economic Commission of Europe, the Iranian Government, the Seychelles Marketing Board, the UNICO International Group, the Swiss Banking Corporation and others.
Abu Siddique is at present Director of the Centre for Migration and Development Studies which is located within the Department of Economics at the University of Western Australia in Perth, Australia. Prior to this he used to teach at the University of Rajshahi in Bangladesh where he obtained his early degrees in Economics (B.A. Honours, M.A. and M.Phil.). He also obtained a post-graduate diploma in Development Economics from the University of Hawaii in 1975 before working for his Ph.D. at the University of Western Australia. A frequent contributor to learned journals, Dr. Siddique's principal research interests relate to consumption economics, development economics and economic history with special focus on South-East Asia, South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.