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Indicadores de Desenvolvimento: Uma Resenha em Construção
[Development Indicators: A Review Under Construction]


  • Oliveira, Juliana Melo
  • Lages, André Maia Gomes
  • Dantas, Niedja Figueiredo


The objective of this work is to present in summary form, the historical development of social indicators in Brazil and the methodology adopted by each of them. The indicators used were the HDI, the IDS, the Idsa, the Gini Index and GDP Green. The proposal is to make a comparative analysis to discover what would be the best social indicator measuring social development, or which of them better evaluate the way to which economic growth could be reversed in favor for the Brazilian population, with regard to health, education, housing, sanitation, transport, food, housing and environmental conditions.

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  • Oliveira, Juliana Melo & Lages, André Maia Gomes & Dantas, Niedja Figueiredo, 2009. "Indicadores de Desenvolvimento: Uma Resenha em Construção
    [Development Indicators: A Review Under Construction]
    ," MPRA Paper 30113, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 20 Dec 2010.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:30113

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    social indicators; social index; human development;

    JEL classification:

    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
    • C43 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Index Numbers and Aggregation
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth


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