WB develops a “Human Opportunity Index” October 22, 2008Posted by jasonized in news.
Tags: human opportunity index, inequality, world bank
While I generally cringe when people try to create indices for ultimately abstract and amorphous things, this strikes me as a neat project: trying to delineate how inequality affects opportunity in countries. If robust, it can be a great counterpoint to the Gini coefficient and really illuminate what the differential impacts of inequality might be.
Have yourself a look: The Human Opportunity Index.