Besides income, what can be the other attributes  to compare economic development?


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Non-economic indicators or attributes are used to compare economic development of a country other than income-

  1. Infant Mortality Rate
  2. Net Attendance Ratio
  3. Literacy Rate
  4. Life expectancy
  5. Body Mass Index

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Non Income attributes are the basis of comparison through which economic development of different states or countries is measured in terms of health, lit eracy, and other income aspects .

1.Infant Mortality Rate (IMR)

    • Indicates the number of children that die before the age of one year as a proportion of 1000 live children born in that particular year.
    • Lower IMR indicates better medical and child care facilities , better availability of food, a clean living environment, etc.

2.Net Attendance Ratio (NAR) 

    • Refers to the total number of children in the a ge group 14 and 15 years attending school as a percentage of the total number of children in the same age group. 
    • Higher NAR shows the provision of better education facilities.

3.Literacy Rate

    • Measures the proportion of the literate population in the 7 and above age group. 
    • Higher Literacy rate implies people can undertake better job opportunities.

4.Life expectancy at birth

    • Life Expectancy at birth denotes, as the name suggests, average expected length of life of a person at the time of birth. 
    • This is also an indicator of  available health facilities.  
    • Low life expectancy will  be a hindrance to economic development.

5.Body Mass Index (BMI)

    • It is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women. 
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