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Unpublished Paper
On A Class of Human Development Index Measures
IGIDR Working Paper Series: WP-2008-020 (2008)
  • Srijit Mishra
  • Hippu Salk Kristle Nathan
Abstract

Using Minkowski distance function we propose a class of Human Development Index measures. Special cases of this turn out to be the popularly used linear average method as also a newly proposed displaced ideal method. Two measures of penalty are suggested. One captures the non-uniform attainment across dimensions and the other captures the deviation from the ideal path. A method of adjusting for unequal weights is also provided.

Keywords
  • Ideal path,
  • Penalty,
  • Minkowski distance function,
  • Multiple dimensions,
  • Uniform development
Publication Date
October, 2008
Citation Information
Srijit Mishra and Hippu Salk Kristle Nathan. "On A Class of Human Development Index Measures" IGIDR Working Paper Series: WP-2008-020 (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/hippu/9/