KBC Offline Quiz (August 30, 2021): Physical Quality of Life Index was first calculated by?
a. Adam Smith
b. Morris David Morris
c. A Lewis
d. Sidney Alexander
Answer: Morris David Morris.
The Physical Quality Life Index is a way of measuring the quality of life in a country. It take three factors into account. These are - the literacy rate, infant mortality rate and the life expectancy of one year olds in that country. A country is ranked from 0 to 100 on each of these parameters.
It was developed by Morris David Morris in the 1970s. Until then, the Gross National Income was seen as a measure of well being of a country's citizens. But it was found that the GNI was not a very accurate representation of a country's well being.
Another index that maps the quality of life in a country is the Human Development Index by the United Nations.
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