For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 1980 to 2020. The average value for South Korea during that period was 0.835 points with a minimum of 0.628 points in 1980 and a maximum of 0.916 points in 2020.
The latest value from 2020 is 0.916 points. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 185
countries is 0.724 points.
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The Human Development Index for South Korea 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.