The Question of Dependency and Economic Development

The Question of Dependency and Economic Development : A Quantitative Analysis

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The Question of Dependency and Economic Development is the first empirical study of the relationship between economic development in Third World countries and physical quality of life. The data covers three decades of observation and over eighty lesser developed countries in Africa, South America, and the Middle East. Brian Farmer presents his findings in digestible tables and charts and provides clear analysis. He points readers to numerous other works on the subject, giving a thorough review of dependency and other development literature. Farmer concludes that economic dependency does not appear to impede economic development; his book thus falls within the "modernization" school of economic development. Undergraduate students of political science and economics will find the book useful, but it will be especially invaluable to students and scholars of international political economy, comparative politics, and Third World development.show more

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  • Hardback | 168 pages
  • 175.3 x 237.2 x 14.5mm | 312.52g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0739100254
  • 9780739100257

About Brian R. Farmer

Brian R. Farmer is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Lubbock Christian University.show more

Table of contents

chapter 1 List of Tables Part 2 Introduction: Scope and Purpose Part 3 Development and Dependency Literature chapter 4 Modernization Theory and the Liberal Paradigm chapter 5 Dependency Origins chapter 6 Radical Dependency Literature chapter 7 New Dependency chapter 8 General Consensus chapter 9 Disagreements Part 10 Measurement and Empirical Studies Chapter 11 Measuring Dependency Chapter 12 Empirical Studies Chapter 13 Dependency and Inequality Chapter 14 Other Empirical Studies Part 15 Methods and Data Chapter 16 Hypotheses Chapter 17 Independent Variables: Dependency Chapter 18 Dependent Variables Chapter 19 Control Variables Chapter 20 Data Chapter 21 Multicolinearity, Heteroskedasticity, and Autoregression Chapter 22 Overview of Operations Part 23 Factor and Bivariate Analyses Chapter 24 The Sample Chapter 25 Dependency: One-Dimensional or Multidimensional Chapter 26 Bivariate Analysis Chapter 27 Bivariate Relationships: Independent Variables Chapter 28 Bivariate Relationships: Dependency and Control Variables Chapter 29 Bivariate Relationships: Control, and Dependent Variables Chapter 30 Dependency and GNP per Capita Chapter 31 Dependency and Inequality Chapter 32 Dependency and Quality Improvement Chapter 33 Summary: Bivariate Analysis Part 34 Dependency, Wealth, and Growth Chapter 35 Data Analysis: GNP per Capita Chapter 36 Pooled Regressions: GNP per Capita Chapter 37 Pooled Regressions with Controls: GNP per Capita Chapter 38 Data Analysis: Economic Growth Chapter 39 Pooled Regressions: Economic Growth Chapter 40 Pooled Regressions with Controls: Economic Growth Part 41 Dependency and Inequality Chapter 42 Data Analysis: Inequality Chapter 43 Pooled Regression: Inequality Chapter 44 Pooled Regression: Inequality Chapter 45 Pooled Regression: Inequality with Controls Chapter 46 Dependency and Growth of Inequality Part 47 Dependency and PQLI Chapter 48 Data Analysis: PQLI Chapter 49 Pooled Regression: PQLI Chapter 50 Pooled Regression with Controls: PQLI Chapter 51 Data Analysis: Quality Improvement Chapter 52 Pooled Regression: Quality Improvement Chapter 53 Pooled Regression: Quality Improvement with Controls Part 54 Summary and Conclusions Chapter 55 Appendix A: The Sample Chapter 56 Appendix B: GLS Diagnostics Chapter 57 Select Bibliography Chapter 58 Indexshow more