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Yet, two more revisions to the Human Development Index

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  • Beja, Edsel Jr.

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The Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index (IHDI) was presented in the 20th anniversary edition of the Human Development Reports, in 2010. In using a penalty setup for the calculations of the IHDI, however, the results overestimate the adjustments on the HDI. This paper suggests a revision to the current procedure in order to make the calculations of the IHDI consistent with the attainment setup of the HDI. In turn, the paper also suggests another inequality adjustment that is based on the self-reported evaluations of domains.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 38939.

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Keywords: Human Development Index; objective inequality; subjective inequality;

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