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Unformatted text preview: o Measuring health HDI employs nation’s life expectancy at birth as proxy for living a long, healthy life HDI sets the life expectancy range from a min value of 25 yrs to a max of 85 (the “goalposts”) A country’s HDI Life Expectancy Index is a measure of its own life expectancy compared to these max and min scores Ex: Cuba’s life expectancy is 78.5 years calculated: (78.5-25)/(85-78.5) = 0.847 Cuba attains 84.7% of the potential range in life expectancy o Measuring knowledge HDI computes weighted avg of adult literacy and combined gross enrollment rate of primary, secondary, and tertiary schooling Adult lit. rate is given 2/3 of weight, w/ remaining 1/3 going to gross enrollment rate Recent goalposts: 0 to 100 Ex: Cuba’s literacy rate (exog. variable): 99.8% Cuba’s knowledge o Measuring access to resources...
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