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.

1 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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