The Scorecard on Development, 1960-2010: Closing the Gap?

  title={The Scorecard on Development, 1960-2010: Closing the Gap?},
  author={Mark Weisbrot and Rebecca Ray},
  journal={CEPR Reports and Issue Briefs},
This paper examines data on economic growth and various social indicators for 193 countries over the past 50 years, divided into three periods: 1960-1980, 1980-2000, and 2000-2010. The paper finds that after a sharp slowdown in economic growth and in progress on social indicators during the second (1980-2000) period, there has been a recovery on both economic growth and, for many countries, a rebound in progress on social indicators (including life expectancy, adult, infant, and child mortality… 
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