Making the Human Development Index (HDI) gender-sensitive

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The Human Development Index (HDI) has become a widely used measure for understanding patterns of socio-economic development. This article argues that it could be greatly improved by incorporating sex-disaggregated data, to reveal the different socio-economic contributions and situations of men and women within each country.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGender in development organisations
EditorsCaroline SWEETMAN
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9780855983659
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes


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SHARMA, S. D. (1997). Making the Human Development Index (HDI) gender-sensitive. In C. SWEETMAN (Ed.), Gender in development organisations (pp. 60-61). Oxfam.