USA: Human development

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Human Development Index (0 - 1)

 Latest value 0.911
 Year 2021
 Measure points
 Data availability 1980 - 2021
 Average 0.896
 Min - Max 0.825 - 0.926
 Source The United Nations
For that indicator, we provide data for the USA from 1980 to 2021. The average value for the USA during that period was 0.896 points with a minimum of 0.825 points in 1980 and a maximum of 0.926 points in 2020. The latest value from 2021 is 0.911 points. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 184 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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USA - Human development - historical chart - 1980-2021

The Human Development Index for the USA 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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