Learning Exercise: Quality of Life Measured by the Human Development Index
1. Go to the Human Development Index. The first page contains information on countries that have a High HDI. At the bottom, you can also access the countries that have Medium HDI and Low HDI. Select one country from the High HDI list and record the name of the country and:
a. Life expectancy at birth
b. Adult literacy rate
c. Real GDP per capita
d. Human Development Index Value
e. Real GDP per capita rank minus HDI rank.
2. Go to the Medium HDI and the Low HDI and record the same information.
3. Answer the following questions:
a. Is there a link between income and life expectancy?
b. What differences do you see between Developing countries and Industrialized countries?
c. Explain the meaning of the last column: Real GDP per capita rank minus HDI rank.