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Measuring human development

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The uneven distribution of resources, income and wealth in the world makes it desirable to devise a method for evaluating the relative levels of human development in different countries, but a satisfactory approach needs to go beyond calibration of output per head. This paper explores key issues concerning the measurement of human development and examines the UNDP's modified Human Development Index, assessing its potential usefulness and limitations in enabling comparisons across countries. The extent to which the approach can provide the basis for a profile of an individual country is also analysed, using Singapore as a case study.

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Smith, Peter (1993) Measuring human development Asian Economic Journal, 7, (1), pp. 89-106. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-8381.1993.tb00103.x).

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Published date: 1993

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Local EPrints ID: 33028
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/33028
PURE UUID: d5460b24-b7a9-4e6d-9668-12453a762c36

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Date deposited: 09 Jan 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:54

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