Determinants of Human Development Disparities: A Cross District Analysis of Punjab, Pakistan

Muhammad Qasim, Amatul Razzaq Chaudhary


Human development is the primary objective of all developing
economies of the world. It has great importance in social planning.
Every individual, society and nation wants a prosperous life. Different
instruments are used, investments are undertaken and different policy
frameworks are designed to achieve this target. Human development is a
process to enlarge the choices of people. So, the definition of human
development is very broad, but people have three basic and essential
choices which are acceptable at every level of development. First,
people always have desire to live a long and healthy life. Second, they
have desire to expand their knowledge. Third, people have desire to
access the resources needed for a decent standard of living [UNDP

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