hosted by liquidweb


Go Back   Web Hosting Talk : Other Forums : Web Hosting Lounge : Human Development Index - measurement of human well being
Reply

Forum Jump

Human Development Index - measurement of human well being

Reply Post New Thread In Web Hosting Lounge Subscription
 
Send news tip View All Posts Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old
Disabled
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Amidst several dimensions
Posts: 4,321
Lightbulb

Human Development Index - measurement of human well being


United nations uses this index to measure development in countries, instead of gdp/gnp.

The reason is, in gdp/gnp, there are no other factors than total wealth generated taken into account. even if that entire wealth belonged to one person, gdp/gnp would reflect similarly. even though it is not possible that to be so, in countries with high income inequality, it gives a wrong idea about the comfort citizens are living in that country.

Instead, u.n. uses HDI. hdi is constructed by measuring a lot of things average individual would care about - availability of education, safety of future, safety of children and so on. full list is as follows :

Quote:
A long and healthy life: Life expectancy at birth
Education index: Mean years of schooling and Expected years of schooling
A decent standard of living: GNI per capita (PPP US$)
The HDI combined three dimensions up until its 2011 report:
Life expectancy at birth, as an index of population health and longevity
Knowledge and education, as measured by the adult literacy rate (with two-thirds weighting) and the combined primary, secondary, and tertiary gross enrollment ratio (with one-third weighting).
Standard of living, as indicated by the natural logarithm of gross domestic product per capita at purchasing power parity.
HDI, human development index, is measurement of the POTENTIAL standards a country can have. ie, on grounds of what could be achieved. a country, for example, may have great amenities in respect to HDI and great potential, but, it may never achieve it if inequality is high.

enter IHDI - inequality adjusted HDI. inequality adjusted hdi measures the ACTUAL reflection of the wealth of a nation on its average citizens, in reality. here its article

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...y-adjusted_HDI

and recent rankings - top of the list is better :

Norway 0.890 ()
Australia 0.856 ()
Sweden 0.851 ( 5)
Netherlands 0.846 ( 1)
Iceland 0.845 ( 5)
Ireland 0.843 ()
Germany 0.842 ()
Denmark 0.842 ( 4)
Switzerland 0.840 ()
Slovenia 0.837 ( 7)
Finland 0.833 ( 7)
Canada 0.829 ( 7)
Czech Republic 0.821 ( 9)
Austria 0.820 ( 1)
Belgium 0.819 ( 1)
France 0.804 ()
Spain 0.799 ( 2)
Luxembourg 0.799 ( 3)
United Kingdom 0.791 ( 4)
Slovakia 0.787 ( 7)
Israel 0.779 ( 8)
Italy 0.779 ( 2)
United States 0.771 ( 19)
Estonia 0.769 ( 2)



Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old
Community Liaison
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Australia
Posts: 2,416
It was only earlier on today after I read post on Facebook by a friend complaining about Australia.
That I thought to myself, that we have it pretty good over here and I couldn't think of any other country I would rather live (No offence to anyone).

__________________
cPanel, CloudLinux, Softaculous ℵ Off Site Backups, Redundant DNS


  #3  
Old
Disabled
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Amidst several dimensions
Posts: 4,321
Quote:
Originally Posted by BeZazz View Post
It was only earlier on today after I read post on Facebook by a friend complaining about Australia.
That I thought to myself, that we have it pretty good over here and I couldn't think of any other country I would rather live (No offence to anyone).
despite IHDI is a very good measure, it is still statistical.

it doesnt take into account stuff like safety, average culture and other things.

Sponsored Links
  #4  
Old
Community Liaison
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Australia
Posts: 2,416
Quote:
Originally Posted by unity100 View Post
despite IHDI is a very good measure, it is still statistical.

it doesnt take into account stuff like safety, average culture and other things.
Please note I'm not saying yah we are the best or anything but that there is actually a lot of people here in Australia take to much for granted.

__________________
cPanel, CloudLinux, Softaculous ℵ Off Site Backups, Redundant DNS


  #5  
Old
WHT Content Curator
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 8,717
Very interesting that Australia is so high. What makes it so?

(Also, what is healthcare like in Australia?)

-mike

__________________
Mike G. - Limestone Networks - Account Specialist
Cloud, Dedicated & Enterprise Hosting - Premium Network - Passionate Support
DDoS Protection Available - Resell Dedicated Servers @LimestoneInc - 877.586.0555

  #6  
Old
WHT Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 164
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike - Limestone View Post
Very interesting that Australia is so high. What makes it so?

(Also, what is healthcare like in Australia?)

-mike
Not the internet, that's for sure!

  #7  
Old
Disabled
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Amidst several dimensions
Posts: 4,321
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike - Limestone View Post
Very interesting that Australia is so high. What makes it so?

(Also, what is healthcare like in Australia?)

-mike
healthcare, employment, unemployment, finding jobs, job security, social security etc.

  #8  
Old
Older than the Internet
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Australia
Posts: 23,989
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike - Limestone View Post
Very interesting that Australia is so high. What makes it so?
We're just so full of awesome.
Quote:
(Also, what is healthcare like in Australia?)
It's free, like the public schools, but if you want a higher quality of service, then you have private health insurance, and you use private hospitals.

The waiting lists in the public hospital system is pretty huge. It's far from a perfect health care system, but it is what it is.

__________________
• AussieHost.com • Aussie Bob, host since 2001 •
• Host Multiple Domains on Fast Australian Servers!! •


Last edited by Aussie Bob; 03-10-2012 at 03:36 AM.
  #9  
Old
Older than the Internet
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Australia
Posts: 23,989
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kairus View Post
Not the internet, that's for sure!
Oh god, aint that the truth.

Although we are getting a fibre to the home network rolled out (the NBN), pretty much Australia wide (next gen fast satellite access for rural folks), so by that time we should be pretty much caught up with the really broke and small European countries.

__________________
• AussieHost.com • Aussie Bob, host since 2001 •
• Host Multiple Domains on Fast Australian Servers!! •

  #10  
Old
Web Hosting Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,715
The internet is actually pretty good in Australia, at least in terms of end-pipe speeds. Contrast much of rural (not out-back, but people a few hundred KM from the coast who aren't in a capital city) Australia to much of rural USA, and you'd be surprised to find that much of the internet speeds are actually better here.

Like the USA, many ADSL packages in Australia that are advertised as "broadband" don't actually qualify for it, but my parents are way out in the sticks and their DSL actually syncs faster downstream than our DSL in a small town (and only a thousand feet or so from the CO) in the USA.

Much of Australia's issues are the expensive pipes to the rest of the world, so you end up with "low" bandwidth caps. But looking in the direction the USA is heading right now, Australia's internet isn't as dark-ages as it used to be.

As far as the rest of Australia goes, BeZazz is 100% correct: many Australians are completely oblivious as to how freakin' good they have it.

  #11  
Old
Aspiring Evangelist
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 351
Nice, Turkey is #66, much higher than I expected it to be.

  #12  
Old
VP Of Twinkies
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 1,095
Canada gets dragged down by the newfies..

__________________
I'M A WEB DEVELOPER
I specialize in neck beards

Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Human Clock The Dude Web Hosting Lounge 7 11-17-2009 10:43 PM
Hello human, i come in peace blacksugar New Members 4 12-24-2008 08:01 AM
Get Human Ryan - Limestone Web Hosting Lounge 3 04-19-2008 02:09 AM
Does we are Human ? Hussain Web Hosting Lounge 27 03-28-2003 06:39 PM
human click davidb Hosting Software and Control Panels 4 09-29-2001 11:36 AM

Related posts from TheWhir.com
Title Type Date Posted
Proposed Cambodian Cybercrime Law Challenges Free Speech Online Web Hosting News 2014-05-28 14:08:51
PEER 1 Hosting Names Former CFO Gary Sherlock CEO Web Hosting News 2014-01-15 11:45:58
IBM Makes Cognitive Technology Platform β€˜Watson’ Available Via Cloud Web Hosting News 2013-11-18 11:00:56
German Court Rules Internet Essential, Cut Off Customers Can Seek ISP Compensation Web Hosting News 2013-01-25 16:06:32
Black Lotus DDoS Protection Service Human Behavior Analysis Running on OnApp Web Hosting News 2012-12-03 12:00:55


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Postbit Selector

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump
Login:
Log in with your username and password
Username:
Password:



Forgot Password?
WHT Host Brief Email:

We respect your privacy. We will never sell, rent, or give away your address to any outside party, ever.

Advertisement:
Web Hosting News:
WHT Membership
WHT Membership



 

X

Welcome to WebHostingTalk.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

WebHostingTalk.com is the largest, most influentual web hosting community on the Internet. Join us by filling in the form below.


(4 digit year)

Already a member?