Germany: Human development

(measure: points; Source: The United Nations)
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Germany: Human Development Index (0 - 1)

: For that indicator, we provide data for Germany from 1980 to 2018. The average value for Germany during that period was 0.88 points with a minimum of 0.739 points in 1980 and a maximum of 0.939 points in 2018. The latest value from 2018 is 0.939 points. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 186 countries is 0.716 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 Germany 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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