An Alternative Approach to Measure HDI
AbstractThe popularly known Human Development Index (HDI) is obtained through linear averaging (LA) of indices in three dimensions- health, education and standard of living. This paper questions the appropriateness of LA method and proposes an alternative measure, which is the inverse of the Euclidian distance from the ideal, known as Displaced Ideal (DI) method. The paper shows the advantages of the DI method. The authors strongly propose that the DI method be considered over the LA method in the construction of HDI. [IGIDR WP no. 2008-001]
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human development index (HDI); linear averaging(LA) method; displaced ideal (DI) method; Euclidian distance; ideal point; uniform development .;
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- Hippu Salk Kristle Nathan & Srijit Mishra & B. Sudhakara Reddy, 2008. "An Alternative approach to measure HDI," Working Papers 2008-001, Madras School of Economics,Chennai,India.
- Hippu Salk Kristle Nathan & Srijit Mishra & B. Sudhakara Reddy, 2008. "An Alternative Approach to Measure HDI," Microeconomics Working Papers 22403, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
- D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
- I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General Welfare, Well-Being
- O15 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
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