Jamaica: Human development
(measure: points; Source: The United Nations)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
Jamaica: Human Development Index (0 - 1): For that indicator, The United Nations provides data for Jamaica from 1980 to 2017. The average value for Jamaica during that period was 0.684 points with a minumum of 0.614 points in 1980 and a maximum of 0.732 points in 2016. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
The Human Development Index for Jamaica 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.