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1. COMPARISON OF LEVEL OF DEVELOPMENT OF MEXICO &
NEPAL
Mexico has a Human Development Index of 0.762 which ranks it at 77
th
number compared to the 144
th
number of Nepal at a HDI of 0.558. The Human
Development Index (HDI) is a composite statistic of life expectancy, education, and
per capita income indicators, which are used to rank countries into four tiers of human
development.
Similarly, Freedom in the World, published each year since 1972 by the
U.S.-based Freedom House, ranks countries by political rights and civil liberties that
are derived in large measure from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Countries are assessed as free, partly free, or unfree.
Here is a tabulated comparison of the various indices of both the
countries using social indicators, indicators of civil liberties, political liberties and
social safety and security:
Indicator
MEXICO
NEPAL
Life expectancy at birth (years)
77.0
70.0
Adult mortality rate (Female)
per 1000 people
81
139
Adult mortality rate (Male) per
143
177

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1000 people
Infant mortality rate (per 1,000
live births)
11.3
29.4
Under-five mortality rate (per
1,000 live births)
13.2
35.8
Expected years of schooling
(years)
13.3
12.2
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15
and older)
99.4
64.7
Govt. expenditure on education
(%of GDP)
5.2
4.7
Mean years of schooling (years)
8.6
4.1
Primary school drop-out rate (%
of primary school cohort)
4.3
29.9
Pupil-teacher ratio, primary
school (number of pupils per
teacher)
27
23
Per capita GNP (2011)
16,383
2337
Per Capita GDP (2011)
16,502
2313
Inequality Adjusted HDI
0.587
0.407
Co-efficient of Human
Inequality
22.4
25.8

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1. COMPARISON OF LEVEL OF DEVELOPMENT OF MEXICO & NEPAL Mexico has a Human Development Index of 0.762 which ranks it at 77th number compared to the 144th number of Nepal at a HDI of 0.558. The Human Development Index (HDI) is a composite statistic of life expectancy, education, and per capita income indicators, which are used to rank countries into four tiers of human development. Similarly, Freedom in the World, published each year since 1972 by the U.S.-based Freedom House, ranks countries by political rights and civil liberties that are derived in large measure from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Countries are assessed as free, partly free, or unfree. Here is a tabulated comparison of the various indices of both the countries using social indicators, indicators of civil liberties, political liberties and social safety and security: Indicator MEXICO NEPAL Life expectancy at birth (years) 77.0 70.0 Adult mortality rate (Female) 81 139 143 177 per 1000 people Adult mortality rate (Male) per 1000 people Infant mortality rate (per 1,000 11.3 29.4 13.2 35.8 13.3 12.2 99.4 64.7 5.2 4.7 Mean years of schooling (years) 8.6 4.1 Primary school drop-out rate (% 4.3 29.9 27 23 Per capita GNP (2011) 16,383 2337 Per Capita GDP (2011) 16,502 2313 Inequality Adjusted HDI 0.587 0.407 Co-efficient of Human 22.4 25.8 live births) Under-five mortality rate (per 1,000 live births) Expected years of schooling (years) Adult literacy rate ...
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