Brazil: Human development

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Human Development Index (0 - 1)

 Latest value 0.754
 Reference 2021
 Measure points
 Source The United Nations

For that indicator, we provide data for Brazil from 1980 to 2021. The average value for Brazil during that period was 0.697 points with a minimum of 0.545 points in 1980 and a maximum of 0.765 points in 2020. The latest value from 2021 is 0.754 points. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 186 countries is 0.721 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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The Human Development Index for Brazil published by the United Nations is a composite measure including life expectancy, educational attainment, and income level. It aims to measure not only incomes but life quality as well.

Definition: The Human Development Index measures three basic dimensions of human development: long and healthy life, knowledge, and a decent standard of living. Four indicators are used to calculate the index: life expectancy at birth, mean years of schooling, expected years of schooling, and gross national income per capita.
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