misery index

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A measure of a country’s unhappiness, from economist Arthur Okun’s summation of unemployment rates and inflation rates, which assumes that higher unemployment and worsening inflation create socioeconomic costs that translate into misery

misery index

Global village A term for 'how bad things are' in a country; the lower the MI–eg, Denmark = MI of 1, the more content the populace. See Third world.
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Also called the human discomfort index, the heat index is the estimated temperature actually felt by the body based on air temperature and relative humidity.
The heat index, also called the human discomfort index, is measured based on the air temperature and humidity to give the actual temperature felt by the body.
PAGASA also calls it human discomfort index, which "gives the apparent temperature or what human perceive or feel as the temperature affect their body.
The heat index, also called the human discomfort index, is measured not only based on air temperature but also on humidity in order to give the actual temperature felt by the body.
Cynthia Iglesias, the chief weather forecaster of PAGASA-Laoag City, clarified the heat index referred to was the human discomfort index that gives the temperature human beings perceive or feel as the temperature affecting their bodies.
A heat index between 32 to 41 degrees Celsius is categorized under extreme caution in Pagasa's human discomfort index.