Revisiting the Meaning of Development: A Multidimensional Taxonomy of Developing Countries

  title={Revisiting the Meaning of Development: A Multidimensional Taxonomy of Developing Countries},
  author={Sergio Tezanos V{\'a}zquez and Andy Sumner},
  journal={Journal of Development Studies},
  pages={1728 - 1745}
Many have challenged the use of income per capita as the primary proxy for measuring development since Seers’s seminal works. This article continues this tradition with a more recent twist. We use cluster analysis to build a multidimensional taxonomy of developing countries using a set of indicators covering four conceptual frames on ‘development’. The value-added of the article is not to suggest that our classification is the end in itself, but – more modestly – to demonstrate that more work… 
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