Canada drops out of top 10 most developed countries list

Canada has slipped out of the top 10 countries listed in the annual United Nation’s human development index — a far cry from the 1990s when it held the first place for most of the decade.

The 2013 report, which reviews a country’s performance in health, education and income, places Canada in 11th place versus 10th last year.

A closer look at the trends shows Canada actually did better than last year, but other countries such as Japan and Australia improved at a greater rate.

When the numbers are adjusted for gender inequality, Canada slumps to 18th place. The United States fares even worse — sinking from third to 42nd place.

via Canada drops out of top 10 most developed countries list – Canada – CBC News.

Author: Makere

A Maori/Scots New Zealander transplanted to Canada. Grandmother, academic, indigenous scholar, sometime singer, sometime activist, who cares passionately about our world.

One thought on “Canada drops out of top 10 most developed countries list”

  1. Shocking! Its a sad day! Does this mean that things are getting better elsewhere? That would be a good thing overall. Still, I like to think of Canada as a leader in quality of life. Randal

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