Friday, November 5, 2010
Mexican Humans Slightly More Developed in 2010
The new UN Human Development Index has been released, and Mexico has added .005 points to its index, giving it a total of 0.75, good enough for number 56 in the world. The nation remains above the world and the Latin American average, which are .624 and .706, respectively. Despite a decade of unspectacular growth, including one year of spectacular decline, Mexico's HDI has risen steadily throughout the past decade, starting at .698 in 2000. One major hurdle to further improvements, the authors say, is education.