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L’Indice De Développement Humain : Une Évaluation Pour Mayotte

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  • Michaël GOUJON


    (CERDI, CNRS-Université d’Auvergne)

  • François HERMET


    (CEMOI, Université de La Réunion)

The position of Mayotte in terms of development is a critical issue following its recent accession to the status of French Overseas Department. In this article we propose measuring the level of development by the Human De-velopment Index (HDI) established by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), a composite indicator that integrates dimensions relating to monetary wealth, health, and education within an economy. We perform the calculation for Mayotte and La Reunion (the other French Overseas Department in the Indian Ocean), for years 2005-2007, presenting all the assumptions and estimates that have proven necessary. In the light of this assessment, it appears clearly that Mayotte’s development gap is substantial since its level of human development ranks approximately 100th on a global scale, as compared to La Reunion, ranking 40th and France, ranking 8th on the index.

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Article provided by Region et Developpement, LEAD, Universite du Sud - Toulon Var in its journal Région et Développement.

Volume (Year): 36 (2012)
Issue (Month): ()
Pages: 229-244

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Handle: RePEc:tou:journl:v:36:y:2012:p:229-244
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  1. Michel DIMOU, 2004. "Économies Insulaires Et Trajectoires De Développement - Une Comparaison Entre Maurice Et La Réunion," Region et Developpement, Region et Developpement, LEAD, Universite du Sud - Toulon Var, vol. 20, pages 215-236.
  2. Michaël Goujon, 2009. "Indice de développement humain: des progrès depuis 20 ans mais un retard persistant," Post-Print hal-00379343, HAL.
  3. Amélie Charles & Olivier Darné & Jean-François Hoarau & Philippe Jean-Pierre, 2010. "La persistance des écarts de richesse entre La Réunion et les standards français et européens : l'apport des tests de racine unitaire," Post-Print hal-00761933, HAL.
  4. Michaël GOUJON, 2008. "L’Indice De Développement Humain : Une Évaluation Pour La Réunion," Region et Developpement, Region et Developpement, LEAD, Universite du Sud - Toulon Var, vol. 27, pages 225-244.
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