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Human Development Index

A composite socio-economic value devised by the United Nations to compare quality of life in different countries by reducing education/literacy, life expectancy at birth (longevity, a surrogate measure of health) and purchasing power parity (PPP, GDP per capita)-adjusted income (a surrogate measure of living standard) to a single value, and stratify countries as developed, developing and underdeveloped.
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human development index

A measure of national quality of life used by the United Nations Development Program. It consists of three elements: life expectancy at birth, mean years and expected years of schooling, and the gross national income at purchasing power parity per capita.
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'Other key findings of the study established that the global regions with a higher share of accountants in total employment have a higher per capita GDP, and the correlation between the share of accountants in total employment and the UN Human Development Index (HDI) is even stronger,' he noted.
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Is it not a matter of great concern to the leaders that India rank's #136 on the UN Human Development Index (HDI) and Pakistan ranks #150, while they have distinguished themselves by out-running each other in the arms race, draining their economies to benefit countries who are the worldwide arms dealers.
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