A sociological study of development issues and problems in developing countries

dc.contributor.advisor Patricia M. Keith
dc.contributor.author Wickrama, K. A. S.
dc.contributor.department Sociology
dc.date 2018-08-23T15:11:41.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T07:04:11Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T07:04:11Z
dc.date.copyright Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 1992
dc.date.issued 1992
dc.description.abstract <p>In Part I simultaneous effects of both internal and external factors on economic development and human development in developing countries were investigated using data from 90 developing countries. Dependency/world-system theory, modernization theory and contemporary theoretical and empirical contributions guided the research. A negative effect of foreign capital penetration and a positive effect of the democratic experience of a nation on economic development were observed. A negative effect of relative size of agriculture sector and positive effects of democratic experience and ethnic homogeneity on human development were also found. The effects of foreign capital penetration and relative size of the agriculture sector on economic and human development were more pronounced in poorest countries;Part II of the study examined the intervening variables for the effects of internal and external factors on life expectancy in developing countries. Intervening roles of level of economic development, provision of basic services, level of primary education and fertility were observed. Primary education had the most pronounced effect in the poorest countries.</p>
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dc.identifier.articleid 11357
dc.identifier.contextkey 6399866
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-9677
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dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/63495
dc.language.iso en
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dc.subject.disciplines Economics
dc.subject.disciplines Social and Cultural Anthropology
dc.subject.disciplines Sociology
dc.subject.disciplines Sociology of Culture
dc.subject.keywords Sociology
dc.title A sociological study of development issues and problems in developing countries
dc.type article
dc.type.genre dissertation
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thesis.degree.level dissertation
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy
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