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Human Poverty Index for Developing Countries (HPI-1)
Entry ID: geodata_1896

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Abstract: While the HDI measures average achievement, the HPI-1 measures deprivations in the three basic dimensions of human development captured in the HDI:

- A long and healthy life vulnerability to death at a relatively early age, as measured by the probability at birth of not surviving to age 40.

- Knowledge exclusion from the world of reading and communications, as measured by the adult illiteracy rate.

- A decent standard of living lack of access to overall economic provisioning, as measured by the unweighted average of two indicators, the percentage of the population without sustainable access to an improved water source and the percentage of children under weight for age.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -60.5   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: Human Poverty Index for Developing Countries (HPI-1)
Dataset Release Date: 2005-01-01
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-01-01
Stop Date: 2003-12-31
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Use Constraints Public
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-02-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27

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