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Social development needs analysis as a tool for SIA to guide corporate-community investment: Applications in the minerals industry

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Year
2009

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Esteves, A., and Vanclay, F., 2009, Social development needs analysis as a tool for SIA to guide corporate-community investment: Applications in the minerals industry: Environmental Impact Assessment Review, v. 29, iss. 2, p. 137-145.

Summary

On the question of whether natural resources are a curse for growth, the jury is still out. While waiting for a decision, we study whether resource intensity has any effect on social development over and above the effect it might have on income or growth. We measure social development by a combination of health and education outcomes and resource intensity by the share of primary commodities in total merchandise exports. We find that, after controlling for per-capita income and other macroeconomic and institutional factors, a higher dependence on primary commodity exports is negative for social development. The transmission mechanism seems to operate via income inequality and macroeconomic volatility.

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DOI WECC []
ISSN WECC 01959255

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journalEnvironmental Impact Assessment Review
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value137-145
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