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The human development index as a criterion for optimal planning

Merwan Engineer (), Ian King () and Nilanjana Roy

Indian Growth and Development Review, 2008, vol. 1, issue 2, 172-192

Abstract: Purpose - The human development index (HDI) and gender-related development index (GDI) have become accepted as leading measures for ranking human well being in different countries. The purpose of this paper is to identify the planning policies that improve these indices and to also suggest modifications to the indices that yield more sensible policies.

Keywords: Human Development Index; Gender; Social welfare policy; Income (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2008
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