Quality of Life

January 1979
New Republic;1/6/79, Vol. 180 Issue 1, p3
Presents information on the Physical Quality of Life Index (PQLI). Invented by the demographers as an international yardstick; Need for a supplement to per capita gross national product as a unit for measuring progress in addressing human needs; Details of the U.S. Foreign Assistance Act of 1973; Information on the economic situation of Sri Lanka; View on "infant mortality," a sensitive index of the availability of clean water and the well-being of mothers; Fact that men live longer than women in India; Information that American women have a PQLI of 97 whereas males trail at 89.9.


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