Human Well-Being and Policy in South Asia

  • Vijay Kumar Shrotryia

Part of the Human Well-Being Research and Policy Making book series (HWBRPM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Vijay Kumar Shrotryia
    Pages 19-61
  3. Vijay Kumar Shrotryia
    Pages 103-137
  4. Vijay Kumar Shrotryia
    Pages 139-161
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 163-171

About this book


This book explores human well-being in South Asia from a policy dimension. It discusses the cultural history and diversity of the region in order to highlight major priority areas of public policy to improve people’s quality of life. The huge gap between economic development and human development, in areas such as education, health and income, is a concern for policymakers, researchers and other stakeholders. The book helps develop a strong argument for a shift of focus of state’s expenditures aimed at improving human well-being, and assesses public policy initiatives from the perspectives of the stakeholders such as the state, the market, households, civil society as well as NGOs and agencies involved in this development mission. As such it is of great interest to scholars in the field of quality-of-life and well-being research and policymakers at national and international level.


Human Well-Being and Public Policy Importance of Human Well-Being Improving Human Well-Being in Asia Quality of Life Indicators in South Asia Education and Well-Being Policy and Governance Issues in Asia Health Well-Being in Asia Life Satisfaction and Happiness Social Indicators in South Asia Policy Interventions to Improve Human Well-Being

Authors and affiliations

  • Vijay Kumar Shrotryia
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of CommerceUniversity of DelhiDelhiIndia

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