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Human Development Index (HDI)

Creator:

Human Development Report Office (HDRO), United Nations

Subject Keywords: ECONOMIC FACTOR, EDUCATION, INCOME, LIFE EXPECTANCY, SOCIAL FACTOR
Topic: Chronic Conditions
Type: Website
Region: International (other)
Description:

The first Human Development Report introduced a new way of measuring development by combining indicators of life expectancy, educational attainment and income into a composite human development index, the HDI. The breakthrough for the HDI was the creation of a single statistic which was to serve as a frame of reference for both social and economic development. The HDI sets a minimum and a maximum for each dimension, called goalposts, and then shows where each country stands in relation to these goalposts, expressed as a value between 0 and 1.

Date:

09/11/2011

Rights: © Public
Suggested citation:

Human Development Report Office (HDRO), United Nations. (2011) Human Development Index (HDI) [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/97823 [Accessed: 26th August 2019].

  

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