HDI_Human Development Index
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Information

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Number
Contact
Arianna Caporali, Institut national d'études démographiques (INED)
9, cours des Humanités
CS 50004
93322 Aubervilliers Cedex
Phone : +33 (0)1 56 06 20 00
e-Mail: arianna.caporali@ined.fr
Reference time
Oldest data: 1990. Most recent data: 2017
Creation date
1/17/2019
Source
Generations and Gender Contextual Database. See 'Citation guidelines' for proper acknowledgement.
Matrix
CDB_GDP_PCGA
Footnotes

Footnotes

Source(s)used: Human Development Report (HDR). Data downloaded on 17/01/2019.
Citation Guidelines:
All data are free for scientific use only. For any other use, please contact the data producer directly to obtain authorization. Please cite the database as follows:
Generations and Gender Programme (Year). Generations and Gender Contextual Database. Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (distributor).
Retrieved from: https://www.ggp-i.org/data/ggp-contextual-database/ on Day/Month/Year
If the data downloaded from the GGP Contextual Database comes only from one source (e.g. Eurostat), you might cite it as follows:
Original Source [e.g. Eurostat, © European Union, 1995-2019] (Data obtained through the Generations and Gender Contextual Database. Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (distributor). Retrieved from: https://www.ggp-i.org/data/ggp-contextual-database/ on Day/Month/Year)
Please also check the original source for further information on the use of the data and proper citation.
Indicator (long name): Human Development Index
Indicator (short name): HDI
Definition: The Human Development Index (HDI) is a summary measure of achievements in three key dimensions of human development: a long and healthy life, access to knowledge and a decent standard of living. The HDI is the geometric mean of normalized indices for each of the three dimensions. The index is calculated based on data on:
  • Life expectancy at birth: UNDESA (2017).
  • Expected years of schooling: UNESCO Institute for Statistics (2018), ICF Macro Demographic and Health Surveys, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys and OECD (2017).
  • Mean years of schooling: UNESCO Institute for Statistics (2018), Barro and Lee (2016), ICF Macro Demographic and Health Surveys, UNICEF Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys and OECD (2017).
  • GNI per capita: World Bank (2018), IMF (2018) and United Nations Statistics Division (2018).
    See Technical note 1 at http://hdr.undp.org/sites/default/files/hdr2018_technical_notes.pdf for further details on how the HDI is calculated. This document also provides the extensive list of bibliographic references and data sources used to produce this index.
Source of variable definition: Human Development Report (HDR)
Reference areas: Click here to download the list of reference areas and the respective geographical codes.