Global inequality in well-being dimensions

McGillivray, Mark and Markova, Nora 2010, Global inequality in well-being dimensions, Journal of development studies, vol. 46, no. 2, pp. 371-378, doi: 10.1080/00220380903033280.

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Title Global inequality in well-being dimensions
Author(s) McGillivray, MarkORCID iD for McGillivray, Mark
Markova, Nora
Journal name Journal of development studies
Volume number 46
Issue number 2
Start page 371
End page 378
Total pages 8
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2010-02
ISSN 0022-0388
Summary This paper contributes to the literature on global inequality in multidimensional well-being by examining inter-country disparities in the longevity, knowledge and standard of material living components of the well-known and widely-used Human Development Index for the years 1992-2004. It differs from previous studies by examining global inequality in each of the components of this index alongside that of the index as a whole, thus side-stepping ambiguities over weighting that are inherent to multidimensional well-being indices. The Gini coefficient, both population and non-population weighted, is used to measure the extent of inequality. Results indicate that the different components often provide very different information to the index as a whole, especially with respect to changes in global inequality over time. Most component variables show declines in global inequality, whereas the longevity component exhibits increased inequality since 1992.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/00220380903033280
Field of Research 140202 Economic Development and Growth
Socio Economic Objective 910103 Economic Growth
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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