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By Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Terra Lawson-Remer, Susan Randolph

Some of the most formidable legacies of the 20 th century used to be the common dedication to make sure freedom from wish as a human correct. yet to what quantity are nations internationally residing as much as this dedication? This direction breaking e-book develops an leading edge, evidence-based index for evaluating functionality on schooling, foodstuff, well-being, paintings and housing throughout very another way located international locations and through the years. It explores the standards influencing functionality and offers empirical facts to solve a few lengthy status controversies over the main of "progressive realization". through defying the bounds of conventional examine disciplines, this paintings essentially advances our wisdom in regards to the prestige of and components selling social and financial rights achievement on the sunrise of the twenty first century.

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