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What is Human Development

Handbook of Research on Military Expenditure on Economic and Political Resources
Human development is defined as the process of enlarging people's freedoms and opportunities and improving their well-being. Human development is about the real freedom ordinary people have to decide who to be, what to do, and how to live.
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Human and Military Development: A Paradox Analyzed in the Context of India
Sayantani Roy Choudhury (Amity University, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-4778-5.ch025
India is an upcoming superpower of the world. The most important logic behind this is the position of India in the power index ranking. The finalized ranking of GFP index relies on over 50 factors to determine a given nation's power index score. India stood at fourth position among 131 countries all over the world. India is standing only behind USA, Russia, and China. Countries like UK, Japan, and Germany are behind India. To analyze India's position, the chapter goes through finding the factors behind the calculation of this index. The few components are total populations, available manpower fit for service, and those reaching military age annually. India could pull up its ranking in this index with the help of its population strength. But with respect to HDI, it reveals that India is standing at 131st position out of 188 nations. It means, India's rank is improved in GFP power index due to its population, whose improvement ranking is very poor. It seems to be a paradoxical situation. Through this chapter, the authors try to explain this paradox.
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The Relationship Between Culture and Human Development: An Analysis Through the Lens of Innovation and Corruption
Approach based: on improving the lives of people instead of assuming that economic growth will lead to a better wellbeing; on providing people more freedom to live the lives they value; and on giving people opportunities rather that insisting that they make use of them.
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Child Development for Human Services Professionals: A Scoping Review
The study of people from conception to death (womb to tomb).
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Defense-Education Expenditure Nexus in Economic Growth of Nigeria
This entails improvement in human welfare through advancement in knowledge, sustainable environment, and expression of freedom to live longer and healthier and creative life.
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Development, Identity, and Game-Based Learning
The study of progressive psychological change in individuals as they grow older.
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Higher Education, Social Welfare, and Corruption: Some Challenges for Universities in Guayaquil, Ecuador
Actions and policies aiming to achieve well-being among the general population, not only in a group. This means that everybody has access to education, health, housing, essential services, and all their rights are respected.
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The Self-Cultivation Model of Lifelong Learning: Toward Post-Egoic Development
A process of maturation that goes through different stages of accomplishment in terms of cognitive, affective, spiritual, moral, and social development. Developmental arrests can occur at any point, and will show up as calcified ego-development. This calcified ego-development attempts to protect the vulnerable inner core. Should there be no major disruption to the developmental process, human maturation can continue to move in the direction of continually evolving authenticity, relationality, and integration throughout the life span. It is more often the case that there are ruptures and insults to the process. The healing of these wounds is central to returning to the path of what is most natural to the person.
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