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|Population (In Millions)||1,344.13|
|Human Development Index||101/169|
|Gross Domestic Product (In USD Billions - World Bank)||7,318.50|
|Global Peace Index||80/153|
|Happy Planet Index||20/143|
|Social Institutions and Gender Index||42/86|
|Environmental Performance Index||121/163|
|Child Mortality Rate||12.6|
|More information on variables|
Multidimensional Poverty Index
The Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) for China is 0.056. The MPI is an international measure of acute poverty covering 109 countries. The MPI reflects the multiple deprivations that poor people face at the same time in three dimensions: health, education and living standards. The MPI reflects both the incidence or headcount ratio (H) of poverty – the proportion of the population that is multidimensionally poor – and the average intensity (A) of their poverty – the average proportion of indicators in which poor people are deprived. More information on the MPI in China is available here.
UNDP Human Development Report Trends - 2010
The Human Development Index is a composite index measuring average achievement in three basic dimensions of human development- a long healthy life, knowledge, and a decent standard of living; intended to capture the essential dimensions of the quality of human life or human development. According to the United Nations Development Programme's 2010 Human Development Report, China was ranked 89th out of 169 countries ranked in the world.
With an HDI of 0.663 in 2010, China's score is broken down as follows:
Health: 0.847 (life expectancy at birth of 73.5 years)
Education: 0.59 (mean years of schooling, 7.5)
Income: 0.584 (GNI per capita 2008 PPP US$ 7,206)
Main Progress Initiatives
The China Eco-Efficiency Research Center (CERC) is a consulting firm working in the environment and renewable energy fields. It works with both national and international institutions. The main business areas include cleaner production audit, circular economy planning, environmental responsibility audit, emergency response, environmental product data collection, and management and usage for recycling. Until now, CERC has provided a high quality consulting service to thousands of customers about the environment, energy and quality management.
The Urban China Initiative is a joint project of Columbia University, Tsinghua University and McKinsey and Company to elaborate innovative solutions about the growing problem that is China's urbanization. It publishes every year an Urban Sustainability Index which ranks the sustainable development initiatives of Chinese cities
The Hong Kong Quality of Life Index examines personal, social, political, economic and environmental quality of life in Hong Kong. It is run by the Centre for Quality of Life in the Chinese University of Hong Kong. It is a composite index consisting of 21 indicators.
- National Bureau of Statistics
- Census and Statistics Department
- Macau Special Administrative Region Economic Services
Progress Papers and Publications
- China’s life satisfaction, 1990–2010, May 2012, Richard A. Easterlin1, Robson Morgan, Malgorzata Switek, and Fei Wang
- The Urban China Initiative, The Urban China Initiative, 2010.
- Can Social Harmony Policy make the people in Hong Kong Happier?, 2008, Thomas Wai-kee YUEN, Winnie Wan-Ling CHU, Hong Kong Shue Yan University, China.
- Self-reported Expected Happiness and Consumption in Christmas and New Year Holiday: A Survey in Hong Kong (2004), 2004, Thomas YUEN and Winnie CHU, Economic and Wellbeing Research, Hong Kong Shue Yan University, China.
- Application of indicators of sustainable development in China, 1997, Guo Xiaomin and Gao Li, Peking University and National Environmental Protection Agency, China.
Happiness in China
This is an overview of findings on Happiness in China.The available findings are presented in the latest ‘Nation Report’ on China. This report is ordered by type of happiness questions and within these types by year. This ordering is to facilitate the assessment of progress, comparison over time being most fruitful using the same questions.
The report presents means and standard deviations, both on the original scale range and transformed to a common range 0-10. The means inform about the level of happiness in the country and the standard deviations about inequality of happiness.
Links provide more detail about the precise text of the question, the full distribution of responses and technical details of the survey. The report is continuously updated.
- China to Measure Happiness - Guangdong - Media Review
- Human Development Index
- Human Development Report 2010
- Human Development Report 2010 - Media Review
- The Global Peace Index 2010
- Asia and the Pacific
- ↑ United Nations Development Programme. International Human Development Indicators - UNDP. 2010. http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/CHN.html (accessed March 9, 2011).