A Human Development Index for U.S. Cities: Methodological Issues and Preliminary Findings
This paper builds upon the work of the United Nations Development Program in expanding the use of the Human Development Index (HDI). This index, originally created to compare human development among countries, has been modified to allow comparisons among cities in the United States. This paper discusses the methodology used to develop the cross-city HDI, as well as the results for the twenty-five cities chosen for this study. The results offer an intriguing "snapshot" of human development in each city, as well as an encouraging, although limited, benchmark for policy making in cities. Copyright American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association.
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Volume (Year): 25 (1997)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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