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An Overview and Evaluation of Composite Indices of Development

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  • Frederik Booysen, 2002. "An Overview and Evaluation of Composite Indices of Development," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 59(2), pages 115-151, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:soinre:v:59:y:2002:i:2:p:115-151
    DOI: 10.1023/A:1016275505152
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