Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/98277
Authors: 
Ranis, Gustav
Stewart, Frances
Samman, Emma
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
Center Discussion Paper 916
Abstract: 
This paper explores ways of enlarging the measurement and understanding of Human Development (HD) beyond the relatively reductionist Human Development Index. From the extensive literature on well-being, we derived eleven categories of HD. Within each category, we then identified a potential set of indicators which were measurable and reflect performance with respect to that category. In order to reduce the number of indicators representing each category, we included only one for any set highly rank order correlated with each other, as well as including indicators not correlated with any other indicator in that category. Our aim was to retain only indicators which are broadly independent of each other.
Subjects: 
Human Development
Quality of Life
Comparative Country Performance
JEL: 
I31
O15
O57
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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