Human development index (HDI)in Brazil: the capacity evaluation to show the social reality

by Marques, Roseane Barcellos

Abstract (Summary)
This study evaluates the capacity the Human Development Index (HDI) has of showing the Brazilian social reality. It demonstrates the economical, social, human and sustainable development concepts with the purpose of identifying the sustainability base of the index. The study clarifies nowadays methodology of the index as created by the United Nations Development Program, and published by the World Bank in its Human Development Reports, as well as presents Brazilian evolution from 1990 to 2005. The work shows the critical evaluations about the relationship between the HDI and development related concepts, about the analytical extent of the evaluated dimensions, and about the methodological alterations along its existence. At the same time, compares the application and results of the HDI with the Social Exclusion Index highlighting potentialities and fragilities. Also, demonstrates that the capacity of HDI to well reflects Brazilian social reality, diminishes when this index does not incorporates the urban violence dimension
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Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:João Batista Pamplona

School:Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo

School Location:Brazil

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:Human development Brazilian social reality Urban violence


Date of Publication:08/07/2006

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