The Gender Development Index (GDI) and the Gender Inequality Index (GII) are the indices proposed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to assess the position of women in society. However, they give us distinct information on gender inequalities: on one hand, the GDI uses the same components of the Human Development Index (HDI) –…
In 2019, the general panorama of the Human Development Index (HDI) shows a huge difference between the Global North and the Global South: the closer we get to the lower values, the bigger the differential between countries.
Internet usage rate in Portugal and EU: increases with the level of formal educational attainment (2016)
Since 2009, the use of internet by the Portuguese population has increased. However, Portugal is still positioned within the lower levels of internet usage rate compared with the other European Union countries. In the EU there is a more frequent usage of internet among young people and people with higher school attainment.
In 2015, Africa continues to show the lowest Human Development index among the other regions of the globe. In the southern hemisphere the countries with medium or low human development level predominate, whereas in the northern hemisphere almost every country achieves a high or very high score.
In 2012, Portugal with a Gini Coefficient of 34,2%, continues to be above the EU-28 average (30,5%) and is one of the European countries where income distribution is more unequal, next with Bulgaria (35,4%), Latvia (35,2%), Lithuania (34,6%) and Greece (34,4%).
An overview of the income distribution trend in Portugal, between 2010 and 2012, shows that the measure S90/S10 rose 1,3 p.p., reversing a trend of inequality reduction.
Portugal was in 2011, according to the S80/S20 measure, the sixth country from EU with the highest level of income inequality. In comparison with 2010, the country rose one place in this unwanted podium.
The richest 10% in Portugal gather almost 40% of the income. Figure 1 allows a comparative analysis about the income share gathered by the richest 1% in OECD countries (2005). According to this data, which is based on pre-tax income, the United States richest 1% gather 17.4% of the country’s income. The United Kingdom has…
Portugal is one of the EU-27 and OECD countries where tertiary education brings more economic benefits. In Portugal the population who have concluded tertiary education earn 69% more than those who did not go beyond upper-secondary, post-secondary non-tertiary education (ISCED 3-4). Among the countries presented in Table 1, Brazil is the one in which…