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"Human development is the essence of social development". Explain this statement

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asked Sep 22, 2016 in Economics by Rahul Roy (7,955 points)

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answered Sep 23, 2016 by Abhishek Kumar (14,688 points)
selected Sep 23, 2016 by Rahul Roy
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Human development is the essence of social development because:

(i) Human development focuses on the people.
(ii) It is concerned with the well-being of the people, their needs, choices and aspirations. All these help in building a right kind of society.
(iii) It is all about the enlarging or widening the choices for the people. It is the building of human capabilities, such as to lead a long and a healthy life, to have education, information and knowledge, to have opportunities of livelihood, etc.
(iv) Human development focuses on the expansion of basic choices.

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