About Decent Living Standards
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Current measures of human development, such the Human Development Index (income, life expectancy, literacy), or the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) inadequately measure the extent of human deprivation, particularly with regard to the means that enable basic human well-being. These requirements need to available and affordable to all.
We propose a Decent Living Standard, which entails material requirements at the household, community and national scale.
For more details on the rationale for these standards see:
Rao, N. & Min, J. (2017). Decent Living Standards: material prerequisites for human wellbeing. Social Indicators Research, 1-20, DOI: 10.1007/s11205-017-1650-0.
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