Human Development Index (HDI), Human Development (HD), health, education, and living standards.


The Human Development Index (commonly abbreviated HDI) is a measure of development based on factors such as life expectancy, education, literacy, and gross domestic product per capita and is published every year. To compute a HDI, component indices for life expectancy, literacy, school enrollment, and income are combined together into a single index that to date has been used to compare the level of human well-being among countries or to monitor one country’s progress over time. This paper extends HDI to the county level, using data from the state of Indiana, USA. The findings provide insights about the human development dimensions in the various counties to assess the development attributes of income, health, and education, as well as to provide a multidimensional benchmark to be used in practice

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