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Designing the Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index (HDI)

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OPHI working paper no. 37
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This paper proposes a method for adjusting the HDI to reflect the distribution of human development achievements across the population, and across dimensions, using an inequality measure from the Atkinson family. We begin with a discussion of the proposed indices in an idealized setting where variables and their scales have been identified and the data are available. We then address the practical issues that arise when applying these methods to real data. The final section presents and evaluates another related approach.

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University of Oxford
Research group:
Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
Department:
SSD, Queen Elizabeth House, Department of International Development
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University of Oxford
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Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
Department:
SSD, Queen Elizabeth House, Department of International Development
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Publisher:
Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI) Publisher's website
Publication date:
2010-01-01
ISSN:
2040-8188
URN:
uuid:f0299b95-2c81-4f29-8d86-71396d6b6dfd
Local pid:
ora:9435
ISBN:
978-1-907194-21-4

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