The Human Development Index

HDI
North - South Line
Separates Economic development
Hemispheres
Includes Australia
MEDC / LEDC
Less Economic developed Countries
More economically developed countries
MEDC's
High GDP
Low birth and death rate
High levels of literacy
Export manufactured goods
Work in the tertiary sector
Access to sanitation and safe water
Northern Hemisphere
LEDC 's
High birth rates
Falling death rates
Low literacy rates
Low GDP
Limited access to safe drinking water
Work done in primary sector
Southern Hemisphere
Development Indicators
Economic
Wealth of individuals
Within the country
Social
Quality of life
Within the country
Human Development index (HDI)
Life expectancy at death
Knowledge and education
Standard of Living
Why HDI (y)
Not only on wealth
Indicator of quality of life
Includes health and eduction
Shows future^
How countries uses its wealth
Why HDI (n)
Some countries don't submit data
Emphasizes again on economics
No spiritual side or emotions
No ecological concerns
Countries don't do a lot to improve
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