Social, Health, and Environmental Infrastructures for Economic Growth

Social, Health, and Environmental Infrastructures for Economic Growth

Ramesh Chandra Das (Katwa College, India)
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Release Date: March, 2017|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 355
ISBN13: 9781522523642|ISBN10: 1522523642|EISBN13: 9781522523659|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2364-2


The development of any contemporary economy is affected by numerous factors. By creating stable infrastructures, countries can more easily thrive in competitive international markets.

Social, Health, and Environmental Infrastructures for Economic Growth is a comprehensive source of academic material that examines the impact of infrastructure development on modern economies. Highlighting relevant perspectives on topics such as employment, rural development, and energy production, this is an ideal reference source for researchers, students, professionals, practitioners, and policy makers interested in the social, health, and environmental infrastructures in contemporary economies.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Consumer Durables
  • Employment
  • Energy Production Consumption
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Rural Development
  • Urbanization
  • Women Empowerment

Reviews and Testimonials

Given a large literature available on linkage of physical infrastructure on productive sectors (industrial and service), the effect of physical and social infrastructure on the social sector of the economy has remained a bit under focussed. With individual and scattered studies available on the afore-mentioned area, there is a dearth of literature on the entire gamut of issues across the length and breadth of geographical span of developing countries. This book serves the purpose by discussing critical issues related to the linkage of infrastructure with health, education, environment in several Asian, African and Latin American economies. Arranged nicely in 15 chapters, the book brings in the sectors that are less discussed with the linkage of infrastructure, namely ports, electric generation and distribution etc. Most of the chapters are based on empirical evidence based research, with a strong conceptual framework.

– Arijita Dutta,

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Ramesh Chandra Das is currently Associate Professor of Economics at Katwa College, West Bengal, India with seventeen years of teaching and research experience in different fields of the subject. He has obtained Masters, M. Phil and Ph. D Degree in Economics from the University of Calcutta. Dr. Das has contributed several research papers to national and international journals with reputations along with completions of three minor research projects sponsored by UGC, India. He has written one text book on Microeconomics for different fields of students and academicians and edited Handbook of Research on Globalization, Investment and Growth-Implications of Confidence and Governance, and Handbook of Research on Global Indicators of Economic and Political Convergence, published by IGI Global, USA. He has been acting as editor-in-chief in Asian Journal of Research in Business Economics and Management and one of the editorial advisory board members of Society for the Study on Business and Finance.