Latest Human Development Index Stories

2011-04-13 07:00:00

NEW YORK, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It's time to dismiss the notion of disengaged youth. Euro RSCG Worldwide has released the results of its latest global study in the Prosumer Report white paper entitled "Millennials: The Challenger Generation." Contrary to outdated stereotypes of youth apathy, the study reveals a generation intent on creating meaningful change--only through social media and pragmatic day-to-day consumer actions rather than traditional political channels. The study...

2011-04-04 13:32:00

WASHINGTON, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Airline passengers are experiencing better performance by the airlines, even though it may cost more to fly. For the third consecutive year, the performance of the nation's leading carriers improved, according to the 21st annual national Airline Quality Rating (http://aqr.aero). It was the third best overall score in the 20( )years researchers have tracked the performance of airlines. Released during a news conference at the National...

2011-03-16 08:06:00

NEW YORK, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- What can be learned from other countries to develop a more effective educational system for one's own country? That critical question will be addressed by U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan when he hosts the first International Summit on the Teaching Profession on March 16 and 17 in New York along with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Education International, the National Education Association, the American...

2010-11-10 05:00:00

NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Human Development Project, a nonpartisan initiative that seeks to move beyond an overreliance in the U.S. on GDP as a measure of well-being, today released The Measure of America 2010-2011: Mapping Risks and Resilience. The report is published by NYU Press with a foreword by economist Jeffrey Sachs and is the latest update to the pioneering American Human Development (HD) Index, first introduced in The Measure of America...

2010-05-04 09:20:00

A charity group's list has placed the United States at a meager 28th place on a list of the best countries in the world to be a mother, being shown up by many smaller and more underdeveloped countries. The latest Save the Children "Mothers Index" placed Norway at the top of the list, followed by several other developed countries. Afghanistan ranked the worst, with several African states close behind. Several poorer countries, including the Baltic states, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania ranked...

2009-08-06 06:20:00

The idea that the richer the country, the lower its birthrate, is no longer accurate when countries sail past a certain amount of development, says a study published on Wednesday. The majority of the two dozen nations that have surpassed this goal, like Australia, Sweden, France, the United States and Britain, are currently experiencing baby booms, moving away from a pattern of waning fertility that has lasted for decades. If the trend continues, it could have optimistic outcomes for current...

2005-08-26 14:30:38

By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Norway will top a 2005 U.N. ranking as the best country to live in for the fifth year in a row, the head of the U.N. Development Program (UNDP) said on Friday. Rich from North Sea oil and with a generous welfare state, Norway has led the world ranking since it ousted Canada from top spot in 2001. The annual list ranks countries by an index combining wealth, education and life expectancy. "The (2005) report comes out on September 7 and yes, Norway is...

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