This paper aims to examine the basic determinant factors of human development using the theory of Maqasid al Shari’ah (TMS). It also identifies relevant demographic variables that may likely moderate the relationship among the identified factors.
An in-depth review of the TMS and human capital theory literature was conducted, with a specific attention on their impact to human development.
The extensive review of the relevant literature shows that human development is not only determined by education, health, income, human rights and social justice but also influenced by some demographic variables like educational attainment and gender composition.
This paper is a novel attempt whereby an extensive review on the factors of human development is conducted using TMS and identifying the narrowness in the existing framework. The paper will help researchers to better their understanding in this context. It will also provide the policymakers with adequate information on the important factors of human development with the aim to chart a comprehensive policy direction.
Oladapo, I. and Ab Rahman, A. (2016), "Re-counting the determinant factors of human development: a review of the literature", Humanomics, Vol. 32 No. 2, pp. 205-226. https://doi.org/10.1108/H-02-2016-0018Download as .RIS
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