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The 36th Tobunken-ASNET Seminar

"The Efficiency and Challenges of the Human Development Approach: The possibility of objective happiness indicators"

The 36th seminar cosponsored by Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia and ASNET will be held as follows. This seminar is open to public.


Date & Time:   22nd September(Thu), 17:00-18:00

Venue:   Lobby, 1st Floor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, the University of Tokyo

Title:   "The Efficiency and Challenges of the Human Development Approach: The possibility of objective happiness indicators"

Lecturer:   Tadashi HIRAI (Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)

Language:   Japanese

Entry:   Not required

Cosponsored by:   Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia & ASNET

Summary:   The Economic Growth model, which became widely accepted as the orthodox development policy after the Second World War, could not adequately address poverty around the world. As a result, alternative development policies that focused directly on human well-being were introduced, one of which is the Human Development approach in the 1990s. In this presentation, I will clarify how this approach has become a prevalent alternative model, and discuss objective happiness indicators as a challenge to be subsequently addressed.

Contact to:   Network for Research and Studies on Asia (ASNET)
Tel:03-5841-5868
e-mail: asnet[at]asnet.u-tokyo.ac.jp