On the assessment of the quality of the 2012 provincial human development index in the Philippines and its implications to the ranking of provinces

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Bachelor's Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Statistics Major in Actuarial Science

Subject Categories

Statistics and Probability


College of Science


Mathematics and Statistics Department

Thesis Adviser

Arturo Y. Pacificador


In this study, one of the main objectives of the 2012 provincial Human Development Index (HDI) is to rank provinces according to their level of human development. However, the source data from which the 2012 HDI is computed was designed to provide reliable estimates at the regional level. Thus, it is necessary to assess the quality of the 2012 provincial HDI as an indicator and analyze its implications to the ranking of provinces. This study will show the development as to how to use the jackknife method in estimating variances of the 2012 provincial HDI. The summary results of the measures of dispersion, particularly the Coefficient of Variation (CV) and Margin of Error (ME), suggest that the provincial level estimates of the 2012 HDI are precise. Despite having precise estimates, ranking the provinces solely based on point estimates may cause mistargeting of provinces to include in the prioritization process although the results suggest that the number of provinces being left out is not that large. Since the ranking based on interval estimates takes into consideration the error levels, it can be concluded that ranking the provinces based on interval estimates serves as a more accurate basis for national policy choices.

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Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F, Henry Sy Sr. Hall

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1 computer disc ; 4 3/4 in.


Social indicators--Philippines; Economic indicators--Philippines

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