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The implicit equidistributional bias of human development

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  • Guido Lüchters

    (University of Bonn, Germany)

  • Lukas Menkhoff

    (Aachen University of Technology, Germany; and Center for Development Research, University of Bonn, Germany)

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The innovation of HDI versus GDP measurement significantly prefers countries with a more equal income distribution. This result also holds true for different data definitions and several indicators of distribution. It is also robust against some degree of error in the input data, identified using Monte Carlo simulations. The HDI thus reveals a clear implicit value judgement compared with GDP measurement. It provides an established distribution-sensitive measure of development. Copyright © 2000 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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Article provided by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. in its journal Journal of International Development.

Volume (Year): 12 (2000)
Issue (Month): 5 ()
Pages: 613-623

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Handle: RePEc:wly:jintdv:v:12:y:2000:i:5:p:613-623

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  1. Sevinc Rende & Murat Donduran, 2013. "Neighborhoods in Development: Human Development Index and Self-organizing Maps," Social Indicators Research, Springer, Springer, vol. 110(2), pages 721-734, January.
  2. Gentilini, Ugo & Webb, Patrick, 2008. "How are we doing on poverty and hunger reduction? A new measure of country performance," Food Policy, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 33(6), pages 521-532, December.

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