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    Myanmar's Human Development Index

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    HDI (Human Development Index) for this year is .483 (UNDP 2011). Out of the three factors of human development, Health stands as the highest factor in Myanmar, the lowest of the three being Income. For the past 30 years, Myanmar's HDI trend has been steadily rising between 1980 and 2010. Despite the slight drop in 1990, placing the country below the line of Low Human Development, the trend picks back up five years later. Finally, Myanmar's development ends up just barely over the Low Human Development

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    Introduction The Human Development Index (HDI) was designed “as a frame of reference for both social and economic development” . With this index, as well as other cumulative indexes, there is a problem as to how well the index actually measures what it wants to measure; whether the data is accurately portraying the true reality of half of the population, or if it is only projecting the general consensus of a population skewed because the range of data is too big. An index that might more accurately

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    The critical difference between most development models and human development index is that most development models exclusively focus on the expansion of income while the human development index embraces embraces the enlargement of all human choices – economic, political, social and cultural which all affect income. Comparing countries’ GNP (or GDP) per capita is the most common way of assessing their level of development. This model of economic growth was based on a very weak foundation that was

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    Human Development Index Income is not the only way of calculating a person’s well-being. The HDI (Human Development Index) was created so that quality of life could be better calculated. The Human development index is divided in 3 parts: GDP per capita, life expectancy, and various measures of education such as enrollment in school and literacy rates ("Human development index, n.d."). Each part varies from 0 to 1, 0 being the lowest level of development and 1 being the highest and a country’s score

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    Africa is the continent with the lowest average amount of development. The cause of the lack of development on the continent is still being debated today. According to Amartya Sen, development is the measure of “freedom”, or the capability to improve one’s situation, in a region. From an economic standpoint, development is determined by two main factors: Human Development Index (HDI) and Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The low levels of development amongst the African nations lead to social and structural

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    whether they be the development, their perceived inequality among other variables within a country. Because of this, and on the endeavour to unify the measurement of the current situation of a country, the United Nations via the ‘United Nations Development Program’ in 1990 developed and first published their ‘Annual Human Development Report’ featuring for the very first time in history the ‘Human Development Index’ (Stanton, 2007). According to the United Nations (UN), Human Development is the process

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    I will advance the thesis that the Human Development Index (HDI) is a better measure of economic performance than the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita. By saying that the HDI is a better system to measure economic performance, I mean that because the HDI highlights the trend between longevity, education and economic growth, it calculates a better analysis of an economy (Costa, Steckel 1997, p. 71). In contrast, the GDP per capita only accounts for the gross domestic product without paying

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    weight loss. If the obesity rate continues to escalate, then more and more individuals within the workforce will dwindle in competence and the ability to perform tasks that are essential to maintaining an efficient nation. Additionally, the Human Development Index of a nation takes into account the health and well being of its inhabitants, which would be negatively affected if the obesity rate continues to rise. As a result, the nation would become inferior in that aspect to other nations. By increasing

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    1. INTRODUCTION Human capital is one important factor in the process of economic growth. With high-quality human capital, economic performance is also believed to be better. These qualities can be seen from the level of education, health, or other indicators viz. Human development index. Human development plays an important role for economic growth of a country. In simple words, human development would imply a process of enlarging choices. But in addition it is also concerned with the outcomes of

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    economy, every country has focused on human development. It is not only the goal of economic development and but also the purpose of development which create an environment allowing people to enjoy a long life, good health and creativity. Human Development Index (HDI) is a concept introduced by UNDP (United Nation Development Programme) launched, with a system of rational and methodology to evaluate and compare the level of economic as well as social development among countries and territories across

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