Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/90467
Authors: 
Yu, Xiaohua
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Courant Research Centre: Poverty, Equity and Growth - Discussion Papers 115
Abstract: 
Starting from a representative welfare function, this paper developed a simple method to endogenously specify the weights for the Human Development Index (HDI), and finds that the current equal-weighted HDI significantly biases down the weight of life expectancy. The weights proposed by this study may more properly reflect the humancentered development of the HDI.
Subjects: 
HDI
Weights
Welfare Function
Ranking
JEL: 
O15
D6
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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