Tuesday, October 18, 2011

UNDP: Sweden ranks of 9 out of 169 countries on Human Development Index


Country profile of human development indicators


Life expectancy at birth (years)81.3
Mean years of schooling (of adults) (years)11.6
GNI per capita (2008 PPP US$) LN10.5
Inequality-adjusted HDI value0.824
Multidimensional poverty index (k greater than or equal to 3)n.a.
Gender Inequality Index, value0.212
Adjusted net savings (% of GNI)20.5
Human Security
Refugees (thousands)0.0
Composite indices
HDI value0.885
Human Development Index

Human Development Index: Trends 1980 - present


The Human Development Index - going beyond income

Each year since 1990 the Human Development Report has published the Human Development Index (HDI) which was introduced as an alternative to conventional measures of national development, such as level of income and the rate of economic growth. The HDI represents a push for a broader definition of well-being and provides a composite measure of three basic dimensions of human development: health, education and income. Between 1980 and 2010 Sweden's HDI rose by 0.5% annually from 0.773 to 0.885 today, which gives the country a rank of 9 out of 169 countries with comparable data. The HDI of OECD as a region increased from 0.723 in 1980 to 0.853 today, placing Sweden above the regional average. The HDI trends tell an important story both at the national and regional level and highlight the very large gaps in well-being and life chances that continue to divide our interconnected world. Learn more

Human Development Index: Health, Education and Income


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