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    The Human Development Index as an Analytical Tool in Development Geography

    Waddington, Shelagh B. and Walsh, James A. (1995) The Human Development Index as an Analytical Tool in Development Geography. Geographical Viewpoint, 23. pp. 47-58. ISSN 0332-4877

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    This paper considers possible definitions of the concept of development, advocating one which includes aspects of human advancement in addition to the more traditional economic variables. The method of calculation of one multi-dimensional index (the Human Development Index) is described and a short report on the findings is then given. A method of using this index in the classroom is then outlined.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Human Development Index; Analytical Tool; Development Geography;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 9209
    Depositing User: Shelagh Waddington
    Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2018 17:23
    Journal or Publication Title: Geographical Viewpoint
    Publisher: Association of Geography Teachers of Ireland
    Refereed: Yes

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