Models, Planning and Basic Needs

Models, Planning and Basic Needs

1st Edition - January 1, 1979

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  • Editors: Sam Cole, Henry Lucas
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483155081

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Models, Planning, and Basic Needs focuses on the use of models in integrated planning, policy analysis, determination of basic needs, and economics. The selection first offers information on the Latin American world model as a tool of analysis and integrated planning at a national and regional level in developing countries, including planning and the tools of planning and the Latin American model and integrated planning. The text also looks at the social indicators and the basic-needs approach and internal regional and distributional aspects of global models. The text elaborates on the adaptation of the Bariloche model to a national scenario and the BACHUE-Philippines model. Topics include calibration of the Bariloche model for Brazil, economic sub-model, policy analyses, and egalitarian strategy. The publication also focuses on a model of the relation between technology and North-South income distribution and development planning and dependence. The design of models, determination of basic needs, and inclusion of social and political factors into models are also discussed. The selection is a dependable reference for readers interested in the use of models in planning, economics, policy analysis, and technology.

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  • Contents




    UNESCO Secretariat

    1. Background Paper

    The Latin American World Model as a Tool of Analysis and Integrated Planning at a National and Regional Level in Developing Countries

    2. Basic Needs: Indicators and Ideology

    Basic Human Needs as a Strategic Focus

    Social Indicators and the Basic-needs Approach: Who benefits from which numbers?

    Internal Regional and Distributional Aspects of Global Models

    Basic Needs and Planning in Kenya

    3. Models: Experiment and Experience

    Adaptation of the Bariloche Model to a National Scenario

    The BACHUE-Philippines Model: Structure and Experiments

    Vanishing Income Redistributions: Keynesian Clues about Model Surprises in the Short Run

    A Model of the Relation between Technology and North-South Income Distribution

    4. Planning and Dependency

    Models and Indicators

    Development Planning and Dependence

    Planning in India

    Critical Areas — Issues and Interdependencies

    5. Summary of Discussion and Comments

    Models as a 'Policy Laboratory'

    Models and Policy

    The Design of Models

    Models and Dependence

    The Determination of Basic Needs

    The Inclusion of Social and Political Factors into Models

    Models and Mystification: The Use of Mathematics to Support Vested Interests

    6. Overview and Conclusions

    A Summing Up

    7 List of Participants and Conference Papers



Product details

  • No. of pages: 218
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1979
  • Published: January 1, 1979
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483155081

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Sam Cole

Henry Lucas

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