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What is Human Development Index(HDI)?
What kind of indicators taken into account to work out HDI ?

Asked by radhakrishnan, 03 Apr '09 07:22 am
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The HDI combines normalized measures of life expectancy, literacy, educational attainment, and GDP per capita for countries worldwide. It is claimed as a standard means of measuring human developmenta concept that, according to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), refers to the process of widening the options of persons, giving them greater opportunities for education, health care, income, employment, etc. The basic use of HDI is to measure a country's development.

The index was developed in 1990 by Pakistani economist Mahbub ul Haq, Sir Richard Jolly, with help from Gustav Ranis of Yale University and Lord Meghnad Desai of the London School of Economics. It has been used since then by UNDP in its annual Human Development Report. It is claimed that ideas of Indian Nobel prize winner Amartya Sen were influential in the development of the HDI.Nowadays the HDI is a pathway for researchers into the wide variety of more detailed measures contained in the Human Development Repor ...more
Answered by antnkt, 03 Apr '09 07:38 am

 
  
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The index was developed in 1990 by Pakistani economist Mahbub ul Haq, Sir Richard Jolly, with help from Gustav Ranis of Yale University and Lord Meghnad Desai of the London School of Economics. It has been used since then by UNDP in its annual Human Development Report. It is claimed that ideas of Indian Nobel prize winner Amartya Sen were influential in the development of the HDI.Nowadays the HDI is a pathway for researchers into the wide variety of more detailed measures contained in the Human Development Report
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1. Life expectancy, 2. Educational attainment, and 3. Per capita income
Answered by Anil K Chugh, 04 Apr '09 07:50 am

 
  
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