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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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The Human Development Index (HDI) was introduced in the first Human Development Report in 1990 as a composite measurement of development that challenged purely economic assessments of national progress.
In present data human development index (HDI) was calculated from 188 countries (very high 49, high 56, medium 39 and low 44) and the classifications of HDI were based on the quartiles of the HDI distribution.
In addition, factors that are inversely related with HDI in very high human development index nations are average annual GDI growth, female and male adult mortality rate, external debt stock, total debt service, infant's mortality due to outdoor pollution, employment in agriculture, youth unemployment, male and female domestic workers and child labour.
The Human Development Index by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) calls for equitable and decent work for all.
per capita NSDP at factor cost and constant prices and Human Development Index scores (to determine Gujarat's position).
The Human Development Index was created in order to emphasize that humans and their capacities, along with economic growth, must be the final criteria of assessment for a country.
Such a rank boosted its position and qualified the Kingdom to join high human development index countries.
The country has a high Human Development Index - fifth among Latin American countries and 59th in the world in 2013.
The human development index (HDI), a measure derived from life expectancy, education levels and incomes, barely grew from 0.700 in 2012 to 0.702 in 2013.
Bulgaria's human development index (HDI), a measure derived from life expectancy, education levels and incomes, stood at 0.777 in 2013 (compared to 0.776 in 2012).
They then present the economic picture for each of India's 28 states and the seven Union Territories, followed by the socio-economic statistics of the states and Union Territories, including coverage of population, area, birth rate, death rate, infant mortality rate, life expectancy, literacy rate, net state domestic product, per capital net state domestic product, revenue receipts, and human development index. Distributed in the US ISBS.

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