Human Development Index

A set of multiple indices describing quality of life characteristics and levels of development by country.


Subject population, socioeconomic status
Abstract From the Website: The first Human Development Report introduced a new way of measuring development by combining indicators of life expectancy, educational attainment and income into a composite human development index, the HDI. The breakthrough for the HDI was the creation of a single statistic which was to serve as a frame of reference for both social and economic development. The HDI sets a minimum and a maximum for each dimension, called goalposts, and then shows where each country stands in relation to these goalposts, expressed as a value between 0 and 1.
Creator United Nations Development Programme
Discipline Economics, Geography
Contributor AAG
Type Database, Observed Data
Resource Type Charts, Data for Online Analysis, Data Source
Language English
Education Level Undergraduate (Lower Division), Undergraduate (Higher Division), Graduate/Professional
Interactivity Type Mixed
Interactivity Level Medium
Typical Learning Time 30 to 60 minutes
Access Rights Free Access
Audience Educator, Learner, Professional/Practitioner, Researcher

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