India: Human development

(measure: points; Source: The United Nations)
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India: Human Development Index (0 - 1), 1980 - 2020:

For that indicator, we provide data for India from 1980 to 2020. The average value for India during that period was 0.536 points with a minimum of 0.369 points in 1980 and a maximum of 0.647 points in 2018. The latest value from 2020 is 0.645 points. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 185 countries is 0.724 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 India 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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