Ester Boserup: Fifty Key Thinkers on Development

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Ester Boserup was an innovative multidisciplinary scholar who researched on human-environment relationships through an insightful, observational and analytical lens which was not bound by disciplinary tenets. Her research on population and agricultural growth, women’s role in development and dimensions of sustainability have been formalized and tested many times through many decades and remain significant for theory and practice even today. She was a classical economist who was interested in the development process and on the distribution of wealth and power i.e. poverty among people, genders and society.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEster Boserup
Subtitle of host publicationFifty Key Thinkers on Development
EditorsDavid Simon
Place of PublicationLondon
Edition2nd Edition
ISBN (Electronic)9781351026307
Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2019


  • population
  • agricultural growth
  • Sustainability
  • Gender

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