Q. 16

What is the Human Development Index (HDI)? Name its variables.

Answer :

The Human Development Index or HDI is a statistical tool that is used to measure a country's overall achievement in its social and economic dimensions. It is published by the United Nations development programme or UNDP. It provides an alternative to the common practice a countries development by using the Gross Domestic Product or GDP. It uses the following dimensions of human development for measurement which are called its variables:


1. Life expectancy at birth for health


2. Adult literacy rate.


3. Mean years of schooling for education


4. Gross National Income per capita for the standard of living


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