7. Quality of life country

Chapter 7



by: josavere


The Digital Revolution directs the change from a competitive economy to a collaborative model with an Inclusive Massive Purpose, thinking about the well-being of all humanity. The pronouncement of the Davos Forum in January /2020, speaking of CONSCIOUS CAPITALISM, defines the business purpose of the fourth industrial revolution: "involve all interest groups in the generation of shared and sustained value, including local communities and society"

Unprepared readers and the people than for some motive require to evaluate a country they find the great number of dispersed statistics, depending on the sources that consult, which as he makes the possibility to emit a judgment difficult.

To the extent of what is possible, I will try to establish a pattern of measure that permits comparing us quantitatively the standard of living of the population in general, for the distinct countries of the world in order to establish useful comparisons and goals to surpass - because the model is arguable. 


Within the range of indicators that turn up to us we found like the more universal and feasible to compare the following: 

A. CALORIES / DAY / INHABITANT: indicate the number of calories that the inhabitants of the country consume on average. It is an utmost representative indicator insofar as he answers to the more elementary one belonging to human needs. According to experts’ concept in the theme, human beings needed around 2,500 calories a day. The excess is worrying because it generates various types of diseases; the deficit generates malnutrition. The maximum score is granted to this number of calories. 

B. INFANTILE MORTALITY: the children represent the bigger expression of love so that it is easy to deduct the importance of his care and the level of effort for his growth and development. The relation with the level of quality of life is inversely proportional; he values the principle of infantile mortality, younger score. 

C. PER-CAPITA INCOME: measure the average level of entrance per capita in a country. Money is extremely important as means to satisfy human basic needs, a prerequisite to survive, and to raise moral standards for humans to the superior level (social and spiritual). His behavior is directly proportional to the same level as his quality of life. 

D. LEVEL OF ILLITERACY: the base for nutrition and human beings’ development constitutes the entrance. The education follows in the importance of the quality of life for the better, dialing difference with animals. Intelligence develops through personal growth and establishes ranges among ones and others. He is inversely proportional at the same level as life. 

E. VALUES OF UNEMPLOYMENT: it tries on like the inverse acquaintance the index of the job; the work, from the point of view of being, constitutes every person's right and it is to owe of all of the governments to propitiate the environment to generate it and to protect it. The lack of a job is converted in her but fruitful payment to all manner of delinquency and cause of frustration. An obstacle is for the well-being of the townspeople for the development of a country and. To bigger index of unemployment, younger quality of life.

F. LIFE EXPECTANCY: educated once the man was employed he has means stop to be furthered a sound and happy life that he permits extending his existence in shape worthy. To bigger life expectancy, but quality. 

G. PERCEPTION OF CORRUPTION: the ranges himself with base in studies accomplished by INTERNATIONAL TRANSPARENCY that they get into print periodically. The corruption, in the development of a country, amounts to AIDS in people's health and it generates her but the bad is missing of social justice and great generator of violence. His relation is inverse with the level of quality of life. 

H. INDEX OF PRODUCTIVITY: represents the relationship between the number of manufactured goods and services and the utilized resources. This index combines qualitative and quantitative aspects like value hour, applied technology, technical education, environmental conditions, etc. His relation is directly proportional to the same level as the quality of life. 

I. COUNTRY RISK: measured by variable international agencies considering like: level of security, economic handling, enterprise panorama, political situation, labor relations, treatment to the foreign investment, among others. It is an indicator very used by the investors and its relation is inverse with the quality level of life. 

J. CONNECTIONS TO INTERNET / INHABITANT: is an indicator of vital importance in the world modern because he gives an idea of the grade of culture, facilities of communication, expectations of business, grade of technological development, facilities of investment, level of knowledge and information among others. His relation is directly proportional to the same level as the development of a country.

 1. Other variables could also be used such as country social spending (% of the total that a country spends on health, education, pensions, and subsidies for the poorest). Population: growth rate, density; sustainability, such as deforestation, pollution, trends in the use of "clean" energy as% of energy from hydroelectric vs. thermoelectric with diesel). Something about women (gender violence, or female schooling, because in Africa there are still countries where women do not go to school, or only to primary school). Energy consumption KW per inhabitant, cost of energy KW vs income per capita. Criminality: Homicides per 100,000 inhabitants. Weekly hours of work, child labor, to the extent that information is available



a. We took the ten variables chosen and concerting with seven experts' minimum in distinct areas of knowledge we entered to do a percentage distribution that he indicates the relative importance out of every variable (each examiner in shape independent distributes the 100 % of the whole, in ten variables).

b. Straightaway we entered to appraise statistically choosing the variable best-suited for each one their (arithmetical, measured average, sock, fashion, or median).

c. We formed the womb with chosen countries and moral values out of everyone belonging to variables.

d. We distributed proportionally, the spotted number out of every variable according to the range of variation (maximum index and minimum).

e. We proceed to add up each country's points and to order them to arrange for the scale, which can structure itself worldwide.



Level individual or guild businessmen preselect the countries that they want to qualify with the object of taking decisions as concerns the globalization of economy and enter to arrange for the indicated quantification in order that his decision is made easy.

Example: Developed for EAFIT's students of financial planning in August  2002. Of click in the following graphic and the country EXPECT ONE's SECONDS agree to the application of quality of life.

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Worldwide almanac 2000

1. Calories/Day/Inhabitant. Daily average of calories/percapita, 1992-94. World Resource Institute 1999, pp 288 - 9.

2. Infantile loss of life. Number of Infants by 1.000 births.

3. Per-cápita entrance. GDP per capita data source: 1999 company World Factbook.

4. Level of illustrated. World Health Organization, Report 1999, p 84 - 87.

5. Level of use. Data source: 1999 company World Factbook.

6. Life expectancy. A total number of years.

7. Level of corruption. Annual index of perception of corruption, Transparency the International. The year 2001. The global report of corruption. Index CPI (Corruption perceptions index) has a rank between 10 (highly clean) and 0 (highly corrupt).

8. Index of productivity. Ranking ace of April 2001. Source: IMD the International.

9. Risk country. Composite risk rating June 1999. The index is between 10 (without risks) and 0 (risky).

10. Connections to Internet/inhabitant. The year 2000.

1. Other variables could also be used, such as the Gini coefficient, certified by the World Inequality Database (WID), which measures the degree of concentration of wealth, country social spending (% of the total that a country allocates to health, education, pensions, and subsidies to the poorest). Population: growth rate, density; sustainability, such as deforestation, pollution, trends in the use of "clean" energy as a % of energy from hydroelectric plants vs thermoelectric plants with diesel). Something about women (gender violence, or female schooling, because in Africa there are still countries where women do not go to school, or only go to primary school). Energy consumption KW per inhabitant cost per KW of energy vs per capita income. Crime: Homicides per 100,000 inhabitants. Weekly hours of work, child labor, to the extent information is available

 Quality of life: leading countries

1) NORWAY  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOe_LraJwfg

2) Ireland  ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dv6AFqIXinE

3) Switzerland   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBQumoWA2TA

4) Hong Kong 

5) Iceland   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euABdfbkXXM

6) Germany  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fo6naN4vAlk&t=53s

7) Sweden  ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2JqNKu8UXE

8) Australia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvb784IYz1w

9) NETHERLANDS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISwArc--R0o

10) Denmark 

11) Principalities  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDTxcPrior4

LEVEL THE CORRUPTION https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ELJye_j2rQ

OTHERS https://www.datosmundial.com/calidad-de-vida.php


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