Also published by Bookwell, New Delhi, 2006 Contents : 1. Human well-being : concepts and measures / Mark McGillivray and Matthew Clarke -- Pt. I. Human well-being concepts -- 2. Does it matter that we do not agree on the definition of poverty? : a comparison of four approaches / Caterina Ruggeri Laderchi, Ruhi Saith and Frances Stewart -- 3. Economic well-being and non-economic well-being / Andrew Sumner -- 4. The four qualities of life : ordering concepts and measures of the good life / Ruut Veenhoven -- 5. Inequalities, agency and well-being : conceptual linkages and measurement challenges in development / Douglas A. Hicks -- Pt. II. Well-being measures and applications -- 6. On the measurement of human well-being : fuzzy-set theory and Sen's capability approach / Mina Baliamoune-Lutz -- 7. Benchmarking sustainable development : a synthetic meta-index approach / Laurens Cherchye and Timo Kuosmanen -- 8. Adjusting human well-being indices for gender disparity : insightful empirically? / Mark McGillivray and J. Ram Pillarisetti -- 9. Well-being and the complexity of poverty : a subjective well-being approach / Mariano Rojas -- 10. International inequality in human development dimensions / Mark McGillivray -- 11. Assessing well-being using hierarchical needs / Matthew Clarke -- 12. Assessing poverty and inequality at a detailed regional level : new advances in spatial microsimulation / Ann Harding, Rachel Lloyd, Anthea Bill and Anthony King -- Pt. III. Well-being case studies -- 13. Longevity in Russia's regions : do poverty and low public health spending kill? / Oleksiy Ivaschenko -- 14. The medium- and long-term effects of an expansion of education on poverty in Cote d'Ivoire : a dynamic microsimulation study / Michael Grimm -- 15. Dynamics of poverty in Ethiopia / Arne Bigsten and Abebe Shimeles -- 16. Prospects for "pro-poor" growth in Africa / Arne Bigsten and Abebe Shimeles.