CoreChart 2 - Human Development Index 2012 | CoreStats

CoreChart 2 - Human Development Index 2012

CoreChart 2: Human Development Index 2012. Source: Human Development Report 2013, United Nations Development Programme.

The first Human Development Report introduced a new way of measuring development by combining indicators of life expectancy, educational attainment and income into a composite human development index, the HDI. The breakthrough for the HDI was the creation of a single statistic which was to serve as a frame of reference for both social and economic development. The HDI sets a minimum and a maximum for each dimension, called goalposts, and then shows where each country stands in relation to these goalposts, expressed as a value between 0 and 1 (UNDP, 2013). In the chart the countries are ranked according to their HDI from highest to lowest value.

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