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A multidimensional taxonomy of developmental States

Abstract: This paper proposes a new approach to the classification of Developmental States (DS) based on their public efforts to foster human development. We conceptualize DS within a multidimensional framework that includes three main dimensions (economic, social and democratic), and run a hierarchical cluster analysis for 112 countries in order to build a multidimensional taxonomy of DS. We propose a countryclassification and characterize three country-groups with different developmental public efforts: i) the human development States; ii) the unbalanced developmental States and iii) the non-developmental States. Our multidimensional taxonomy offers a more complex understanding of the variety of public efforts devoted to promote human development, thus overcoming the restricted - economical - conception of DS, which is mainly focused to the East Asian region. Key Words: developmental states; multidimensional taxonomy; social equality and democratic participation; welfare states; economic growth.

 Fuente: Problemas del Desarrollo. Revista Latinoamericana de Economía, vol. 51, núm. 201, pp. 29-56

 Publisher: Instituto de Investigaciones Económicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

 Year of publication: 2020

 No. of pages: 28

 Publication type: Article

 DOI: 10.22201/iiec.20078951e.2020.201.69436

 ISSN: 0301-7036,2007-8951

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