So even with a GDP being low making advancement in education and health will

So even with a gdp being low making advancement in

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in health and education.” So even with a GDP being low, making advancement in education and health will help the HDI index improve. The Economist article also provides that the HDI that improved the least are mainly countries in Africa. This is because there is an unevenness of the distribution of wealth, health, and education. With such an inequality this is difficult for countries in Africa to develop when there is no source of development to prosper off of. The strengths in this article are the facts within the graphs that the Economist website provides. The graph shows the Human development index within countries in Asia have been progressing from 1980 to 2010. Also, there is another graph with countries from Africa that go up and mostly down from 1980 to 2010 on the HDI index. This article covers what we are learning about human development and the factors that show a country with a high HDI from a low HDI. Wealth, education, and health show a person whether the country is developed or
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underdeveloped. In my opinion the author did not seem to be biased on this topic. The author listed facts and also provided sources within graphs to prove his facts. I wish that the article were a little more in-depth in analyzing the facts. The author seemed very straight forward and too the point. I believe that without thriving in all wealth, health, and education it will be very hard for that country to develop. Wealth, education, and health all work hand in hand and without one that other will be stalled to reach its height of success.
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  • Human Development Index

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