Composite Indices of Human Well-being: Past, Present, and Future
AbstractThis paper surveys the various composite well-being indices that have been inter-country assessments over the last 40 or soy ears, including the well known Human Development Index (HDI). A number of issues are considered, including the choice of components, component weights, scale equivalence, non-linearity, correlations among components and the policy relevance of such measures. [ResearchPaperNo.2004/63]
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human well-being; composite well-being indices; income per capita; Human Development Index; Physical Quality ofLife Index; non-linearity; measures; country;
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- Alkire, Sabina, 2002. "Dimensions of Human Development," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 30(2), pages 181-205, February.
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