Question

    A set of three statements regarding Human Development Index (HDI) are given below. Read each statement and answer whether each statement is true or false?

    Statement 1 : The 2010 Human Development Report introduced an Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index (IHDI).

    Statement 2: The explicit purpose of development of HDI was "to shift the focus of development economics from national income accounting to people-centred policies."

    Statement 3 : A country scores higher HDI when the lifespan is higher, the education level is higher, and the GDP per capita is lower.

    A True, False, True Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
    B False, False, True Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
    C False, True, False Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
    D True, True, False Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
    E All are False Correct Answer Incorrect Answer

    Solution

    The 2010 Human Development Report introduced an Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index (IHDI). While the simple HDI remains useful, it stated that "the IHDI is the actual level of human development (accounting for inequality)," and "the HDI can be viewed as an index of 'potential' human development (or the maximum IHDI that could be achieved if there were no inequality)." A country scores higher HDI when the lifespan is higher, the education level is higher, and the GDP per capita is higher.

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