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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.

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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Suicide rate in relation to the Human Development Index and other health related factors: A global ecological study from 91 countries.
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The Human Development Index calculated for 187 countries of the world was publicized in 2013.
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The Human Development Index (HDI) is a comparative measure of life expectancy, literacy, education and standards of living for countries worldwide.
This year, it shows that in the last 10 years all countries improved their achievements in education, health and income, according to the criteria that measure the human development index.
Pakistan was ranked at 146 in terms of human development index whereas India was ranked at 136, Sri Lanka ranked at 92 and Bangladesh ranked by the report at 146.
March 18, 2013 (KHARTOUM) -- Sudan languished at the lower end of the latest Human Development Index (HDI) published recently by the United Nations, ranking 171 out of 187 countries included world-wide.
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One of the most revealing statistics you'll, find in this year's World Affairs issue is each nation's Human Development Index, or HDI.

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